TO BE RELEVANT IN TODAY’S WORLD AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY: UPGRADE YOUR SKILLS; EQUIP YOURSELVES WITH MODERN VEHICLE REPAIR TOOLS
On behalf of the Board of Trustees of Automobiles And Road Safety Initiative and the Crew of our refreshing NATA News (Nigeria’s Authoritative Automotive Care Platforms) I hereby wish to humbly welcome our Distinguished Guest of Honour of today’s events, our highly referred father, His Imperial Majesty Oba (Dr.) Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran 11, LLD, CFR, Owa Obokun Adimula, the Paramount Ruler of Ijesaland and his most respected entourage of High Chiefs.
I am highly honoured to stand before you this morning as an Ijesa indigene. I was born and raised in the hilly agrarian city of Ikeji-Ile Ijesa.
For being privileged this morning to be part of history as it unfolds in this hall, I want to congratulate us all and welcome every one to this first Senatorial Road Safety Seminar and Usage of Genuine Engine Oil Advocacy.
As it has become our practice since inception of this project, our main objective is to encourage the generality of Nigerian Auto Repair/Maintenance Technicians to embrace best acceptable practices while carrying out repairs/maintenance on vehicles in order to prevent the vehicles from either breaking down along the roads or getting involved in crashes.
As I used to remind practitioners in all our events, the era of try-and-error in detecting vehicle faults is gone and gone forever.
You all need to upgrade your skills and equip yourselves with essentially necessary modern vehicle repair tools to be relevant in today’s World Automotive Industry that is being improved upon through various competitions on daily basis.
Don’t forget too that if you service your customers’ vehicles with sub-standard, cheap and or adulterated engine oil, and the engine get knocked on the roads, you are digging your career’s grave.
Don’t touch any other engine oil during vehicle service sessions, use only Mobil Oil! As Mobil leads, others follow!!
Meanwhile, I am pleased to inform you that NATA News magazine was established to assist you to be abreast of latest developments in the industry.
To the glory of God and commitment of our Crew, NATA News Online Radio has been added to our Automotive Care Platforms.
And I am happy to inform you that as we are here now, all proceedings of today’s events are being transmitted live. You can always listen to the radio on: mixlr.com/natanews from 9:00am in the mornings till 6:00 pm everyday of the week and between 1:00pm and 5:00pm on Sundays.
And at your most convenient time too, you can read NATA News online, through: www.natanewsonline.com.ng.
While not wanting to take much of your time as we have our Distinguished Guest Speakers who are eager to educate us here waiting, let me quickly appreciate once more the valuable presence of our Father, His Imperial Majesty Oba (Dr.) Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran 11, LLD, CFR, Owa Obokun Adimula, the Paramount Ruler of Ijesaland; whom we are going to install as our Grand Patron here shortly.
The Chairman of today’s occasion, ACP Aniohwo B. Uchenna, who is also the Area Commander of Ilesa Police Command of Nigeria Police Force, we appreciate your enormous sacrifice of time in order to be physically present with us here sir!
CSF Fatukasi Kehinde, Head, Ileas Area Office of Osun State Fire Service, thank you so verily much! Mr. Lekan Odewole, Head of Osun State Vehicle Inspection Service Ilesa VIO Office and ACC Olufemi Buraimo, FRSC Ilesa Unit Commander, you are all well appreciated please.
Patron Adebayo Jimoh Kolawole (NATA National Vice-President, South-West Zone), Patron Salam Fatai-Gbeje who is the State Chairman for NATA Osun State and all Elders of NATA in Osun State Chapter, I thank you all!
To our Corporate Sponsors, the Board of Directors and Management of 11 Plc (formerly Mobil Oil Nigeria), we give you kudos for your commitment in making it possible for us to take this project round the states of Nigeria. Higher you, we pray!
To all other guests and entire NATA family in the house, you are all highly welcome!
SAMUEL OLOYEDE ORIOWO
Speech delivered at Road Safety Seminar & Usage of Genuine Engine Oil Advocacy for members of NATA, Ife-Ijesa Senatorial Zone on Wednesday 3rd March, 2021 at Ilesa, Osun State, Nigeria.