Kaduna Refinery Offers Skills Training To 100 Unemployed Youths

The Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) on Friday began the training of 100 unemployed youths in various skills’ under its Youth Empowerment and Skills’ Acquisition Programme.

The training, the eighth under the programme, was targeted at some of the unemployed youths from the company’s host communities.

Alhaji Abdullahi Idris, KRPC Executive Director, Services, said the more than 900 youths had benefited since the programme was introduced in 2008. According to him, the programme is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility and is designed to support government’s efforts in poverty eradication, containing youth restiveness and tackling unemployment.

Idris said the training covered more than 16 trades that include : Plaster of Paris (POP), welding and fabrication, plumbing, pipe-fitting, electrical installation, rewiring, carpentry, woodwork, and fashion design.

It also includes : poultry farming, auto-mechanic, auto- spray painting, handset repair, photography and visual imaging and panel beating, he said. “I want to reassure you that the general review of the programme will soon commence and all areas including consultancy fees will be given serious attention in the next edition of the programme,” he said.

Mr Aminu Daneji, Manager, Public Affairs Division of the company, said the 100 youths would be empowered with skills so that they could become engaged in useful ventures. Also, Mr A. B, Makama, who spoke on behalf of the host communities, commended the company for the initiative, stressing that the youths were the backbone of any country.

Makama said the involvement of youths in skills acquisition would make them become responsible citizens, who would contribute positively to national building. One of the participants, Tobias Aboki, pledged that the trainees would be punctual, disciplined, serve as good ambassadors of their communities during the training.



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Okorocha Praises Wife For Building Skills Acquisition Centres

Wife of Imo State governor,  Nneoma Nkechi Rochas Okorocha, has been commended for embarking on projects that touch the lives of the people of the state, especially the unemployed, indigent widows and orphans in the society,  by building and commissioning skills acquisition centres in the state.

Handing down the commendation during the commissioning ceremony and first matriculation of students of the newly built ultra-modern skills acquisition centres in the three senatorial zones of Owerri, Orlu and Okigwe christened “Nneoma Skills Acquisition Centre”, the State governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, said that if only the previous wives of former governors had done the same,  unemployment in the society would have been reduced.

Describing the construction of the centres as a step in the right direction in view of the nation’s prevalent disturbing economic climate, the governor expressed the desire to link them with the relevant department of the State Polytechnic so as to design requisite certificates that would be awarded to the students when they graduate.

According to him, “Education alone is not just preparation for life, but it is life itself. The best form of education is that which allows one to develop the talent inside thereby making oneself his/ her own boss. This great initiative needs  not to be re-emphasized. It calls for all and sundry to support the first lady of Imo State”.
Credit: Thisday