200 ex-militants graduate in automobile manufacturing, plastic design
Posted by News Express | 24 August 2016 | 1,395 times
About 200 trainees from the 2nd batch of militants under the Presidential Amnesty Programme have graduated in various fields of training.
The training include automobile manufacturing, plastic designs and production.
About 200 graduated from automobile manufacturing, while 80 others went into plastic designs and production.
The Presidential Amnesty Coordinator, Brig. Gen. Paul Boro (Rtd) addressed them as professionals and emphasised that the training does not end on their graduation day but will continue as they keep adding value to their lives and to the country.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment towards sustaining the programme adding that it has yielded huge results.
Anambra State Governor, represented by the Commissioner for Education, Professor Kate Omenugha, added that talents abound in Niger Delta youths and harnessing them will be best for the country.
The training led to a breakthrough as the automobile trainees successfully manufactured a 21-seater luxury bus.
Brig. Gen. Boro said it is “a world record achievement in mechanical engineering” and urged them “to utilise every skill acquired in the academy to develop themselves, the Niger Delta and the nation at large”.
The graduating trainees expressed their readiness to commence contributing their quota in the national economic grid but urged the federal government to accelerate their empowerment process. (Channels TV)