Friday, 25 March 2016

Amnesty: 120 Niger Delta delegates receive automobile training at Innoson motors



By Okechukwu Onuegbu

The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Brig. Gen Paul T, Boroh(rtd) has said that the Amnesty programme  was designed  to train and empower Niger Delta youths to be self reliant for the future.

Boroh, who disclosed this while speaking at the commissioning of Education For Employment(E4E) programme for Niger Delta youths at Innoson Kiara Academy, Nnewi in partnership with the Presidential Amnesty office, announced that 120 delegates from Niger Delta region were receiving training in various skills on automobile at Innoson motors, Nnewi for a period of nine months.

According to him, the youth empowerment and industry support initiative is part of conflict resolution through the Amnesty programme.

"The Amnesty programme is on course. Armed youths in the Niger Delta area are ready to disarm for training. We are now at re-integration stage to ensure that those captured are trained for skills. And after training, one is empowered to become self reliant", Boroh who is also the coordinator, presidential Amnesty programme added, even as he urged the delegates to be focused, well behaved and use whatever knowledge gained to prepare themselves for the future.

On his part, Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano represented by his Deputy, Dr Nkem Okeke commended the Federal for implementation of the Amnesty programme and making it work for the benefit of the youth, and stressed that the state government is collaborating with Innoson motors to impact knowledge to the youths in preparation for the future generation.

Governor Obiano equally charged the delegates to be good ambassadors of the Niger Delta and use the knowledge acquired to improve their lives.

 Earlier, the Head vocational training, Lewis Ekiyor disclosed that the delegates at Innoson Kiara Academy were receiving training in automobile works including painting/spraying, wielding, electrical, finishing etc, even as they have earlier produced 6 pilots, 168 aviation maintenance technicians, over 500 gas pipe line wielders and several under water wielders, divers etc through similar training in the past.

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