The new Peugeot Automobile Nigeria management has revealed that it will commence two-shift vehicle production in the next six months.
The Acting Managing Director, Peugeot Automobile Nigeria, Ms Taiwo Oluleye, stated this at the graduation of 2019/2020 batch trainees of modern auto maintenance techniques at the PAN Learning Centre in Kaduna on Wednesday.
She said the commencement of the two shifts production would lead to the employment of more skilled manpower.
Oluleye said, technical and vocational skills for Nigerian youths were the surest ways to tackling threats of unemployment and youths restiveness presently confronting Nigeria.
She called on other agencies of the federal and state governments to take up similar vocational training for youths, with a view to reducing the nation’s rate of unemployment.
According to her, the auto plant would soon contribute its own quota to boost the employment of more graduates of the PAN Learning Centre into its production line, through its planned graduate-trainee scheme.
On her part, the Director-General PAN Learning Centre, Mrs Elizabeth Mordi, said apart from the practical and theoretical training given to the 36 graduates in auto mechanics, mechatronics and body work, they were equally trained in Information Communication Technology and defensive driving skills.