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NITT to produce Nigeria’s first electric vehicle

The team, he said, would develop a blueprint that will guide the evolution of the NITT model of electric vehicles.

• April 8, 2021
An electric car
An electric car used to illustrate the story

The Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT) has set up a 22-member project team to develop an electric vehicle.

Inaugurating the team on Thursday in Zaria, Olorogun-John Inojeharho, Chairman of the NITT Governing Council, said the project would reduce emissions and pollution.

“The setting up of this project team was in compliance with the directives of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, in 2019,” said Mr Inojeharho.

Therefore, Mr Inojeharho urged the committee to work relentlessly towards achieving the feat to justify the confidence reposed in them and put NITT on the world map as an organisation that converted fuel vehicles into electric ones.

The team, he said, would develop a blueprint that will guide the evolution of the NITT model of electric vehicles.

Other terms are to evolve the technology and design framework of the NITT model of electric vehicles, develop a prototype of the NITT electric vehicle and promote the NITT model of electric vehicle in the Nigerian automobile industry.

The team will also determine the budgetary allocation to support the new project, identify capacity development requirements for the new project’s sustenance, and establish the necessity or technical support or partnership with other institutions or research bodies.

The team has Bayero Salih-Farah, Director General of the institute, as chairman. Other members are Elkanah Ngbale, the institute’s Director of Transport Technology Centre, Felicia Nwanosike, Director of Transport School, and Ibrahim Mundi, Director of ICT, Library and Information Services, among others.

(NAN)

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