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Automobile firm, Mimshak screens 50 A’Ibom Artisans for Training in Isreal

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Israeli  Automobile firm, Mimshak specializing has began the training and screening of 50 Akwa Ibom indigenes in various stages of automobile manufacturing process in readiness to send them to Isreal for further training.

The training would.also enable the company to recruit middle level technical to kick start production.

Speaking in Uyo on Thursday while conducting newsmen around the company facility , the  Chief Operating Officer  and Car Plant Technologist Mr Rolen Golan  said out of 150 automobile technicians screened, only 50 have selected so far while 20 persons would soon  depart to Israel for further training.

Golan said they would be trained on  tyre alignment and wheel balancing, electricals,  Car Air condition repairs, car diagnosis as well as upholstery.

The Car Plant Technologist  disclosed that the first batch of the trainees would leave Akwa Ibom for Israel in the next one week  after undergoing various tests to ascertain their technical capacity . 

He explained that Mimshack is the largest  car manufacturing company with 45 years in car production business in Israel adding that the company would commence car production in Akwa Ibom using locally sourced and few imported raw materials. 

The training  he said would equip the artisans to contribute in training others in the factory when they return to the state. 

“The first batch of the trainees will leave Akwa Ibom for Israel to return in the next few months and join in the car production. Vehicles to be produced here include mini buses, luxurious buses and pleasure cars which will be specifically suitable for Nigeria roads.” He explained.

The Golan listed factors that hindered the successful take off of the car production in Akwa Ibom to include Covid 19 pandemic, high  forex exchange and the recent Russia/Ukraine war.

He also requested for additional land for the company expansion adding that the present location is not enough for their operations. 

The commissioner for Economic Development and Ibom Deepsea Mr Emem Almond said the state government has provided necessary facilities as part  of the counterpart funding for the project. 

The commissioner  who was represented by the permanent Secretary in the ministry said government has provided dedicated power line to enhance uninterrupted power supply to the facility among other incentives while the company would provide jobs to.more than 3,000 persons.

On their own, most of the selected artisans said they saw the advertisement and applied for inclusion denying using any form of government contacts to secure a place in the firm.

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