Rejecting this hint last week, the chairman v Nord Automobiles LimitedMr. Oluwatobi Ajayi, said the company was delighted to partner with UNILAG, which he said was a win-win.
Three months ago, UNILAG and Nord Automobiles entered into a partnership in which the latter was to set up an assembly plant on the premises of the largest educational institution and attract engineering students to it.
As part of the collaboration, which is the first of its kind in Africa, Nord is to offer “hands-on training for willing and qualified school students in vehicle assembly, repair, maintenance and servicing”.
The Vice-Chancellor of UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, who left, said: “What we are doing today is an innovative Triple Elite model where we are bringing the industry to the campus. This is supposed to be the first time that something like this will happen at a university in Africa.
“This will be a great opportunity for our students from various departments to contribute to the development of automobiles in Nigeria.”
Nord Automobiles, a Nigerian automotive manufacturer headquartered in Lagos, provides quality value chain expertise that includes design, sourcing, development, assembly, distribution, marketing, sales and after-sales service for Nigerian branded vehicles.
Its a Nigerian brand range vehicles includes the Nord Tank, Nord Max, Nord Tusk, Nord Flit, Nord A3 Sedan, Nord A5 SUV, Nord A7 SUV, Nord Yarn, Nord Tripper and Nord Lasgi, among others.