NDDC to train N’Delta youths at Innoson Motors
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), says it will soon commence the training of Niger Delta youths at the Innoson Kiara Academy, a technical and vocational institution affiliated to the Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company, as part of its skills acquisition programme.
The NDDC interim administrator, Mr Efiong Akwa, represented by his Special Adviser on Youths, Mr Udengs Eradiri, disclosed this after inspecting the facilities at the Innoson factory in Nnewi, Anambra State.
He was accompanied by the NDDC deputy director on Commercial and Industrial Development, Mr Daniel Ajunwa.
Akwa noted that NDDC already has a partnership with the motor manufacturing company for the training of youths in different aspects of automobile maintenance, stating that the reason behind the visit to the factory was to firm up the partnership.
He said: “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 able to manage our economy.
”The NDDC chief executive officer, observed that the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) had trained several Niger Delta youths in the facility who came out with valuable skills.
He said, “We want to continue with that kind of development and get to a situation where we will have a plant in the Niger Delta…