According to the NDDC Deputy Director Commercial and Industrial Development, Sir Daniel Ajunwa, the NDDC Interim Administrator, Mr Efiong Akwa has announced that NDDC would commence training of youths in the Niger Delta at Innoson Kiara Academy.
The administrator was represented by his Special Adviser on Youths, Engr. Udengs Eradiri.
Mr Akwa said that the academy is a Technical and Vocational Institution which would train the youths in different aspects of automobile maintenance.
“There are lots of skills that our young ones can get from this facility. They can be trained in fabrication, assembly, painting and corrosion control, among others. We think that because of the growing economy of the Niger Delta and Nigeria, it is important that we begin to grow our own skills to be better able to manage our economy,” he said.
CEO, Kemebradikumo Pondei, NDDC, had taken to note of the success of the Presidential Amnesty Programme’s training of youths in the facility.
“We are aware that the training facility here teaches skills, attitude and entrepreneurship. We know that if you learn a skill, you should be able to translate that into financial gains.”
Mr Endi Ezengwa, CEO Innoson Kiara Academy thanked NDDC for the consideration of instilling such skills to the youths and said he was looking forward to the partnership.
He said that the youths needed a place and agenda to exert their energy and by the partnership, the youths could acquire skills that could help with the industrialization and further development of the Niger Delta.
Ezengwa promised that the Innoson Motors company would in due time open workshops in the Niger Delta region.
Sir Ajunwa stated that the training would be most effective if the trained youths were empowered to own their own workshops after the program.
The NDDC Deputy Director further added that the selection of youths for the program would cut across the nine states of the Niger Delta.