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NDDC To Train Niger Delta Youths At Innoson Motors



NDDC To Train Niger Delta Youths At Innoson Motors - autojosh

Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC set to train Niger Delta youths at Innoson Motors Technical and Vocational Institution, Kiara Academy.

NDDC To Train Niger Delta Youths At Innoson Motors - autojosh

As part of its skills acquisition programme, the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, says it will soon commence the training of Niger Delta youths at Innoson Motors Kiara Academy.

The Kiara Academy is a Technical and Vocational Institution affiliated to the indigenous auto-manufacturer, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company.

This was made known by the NDDC Interim Administrator, Mr Efiong Akwa, after the Special Adviser on Youths, Engr. Udengs Eradiri, inspected the facilities at the Innoson factory in Nnewi, Anambra State.

Engr. Udengs Eradiri was accompanied by the NDDC Deputy Director Commercial and Industrial Development, Sir Daniel Ajunwa.

Akwa noted that NDDC already had partnership with Innoson for the training of youths in different aspects of automobile maintenance. He stated that 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 better able to manage our economy.”

The NDDC Chief Executive Officer observed that the Presidential Amnesty Programme had trained several Niger Delta youths in the facility and they came out with valuable skills.

He stressed that :

“We want to continue with that kind of development and get to a situation where we will have a plant in the Niger Delta that will also be manufacturing vehicles. We will take the partnership to a point where a replica of the Innoson factory will be set up in the Niger Delta region.

“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.”

The Chief Executive Officer of Innoson Kiara Academy, Mr Endi Ezengwa, thanked the NDDC for considering the facilities at Innoson Motors for the training of Niger Delta youths, stating that he looked forward to seeing the partnership come into effect.

According to him :

“The skills from our factory is what we want to transfer to our young ones, so that apart from maintenance of vehicles, they can also manufacture vehicles to some degree.

For instance, they can manufacture engine bolts, tools for agriculture and generally imbibe the concept of manufacturing.”

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