By Desmond Ejibas
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it has concluded plans to develop coaching programmes that can fast-track job creation within the area.
The NDDC Managing Director, Mr Nsima Ekere, mentioned this in an announcement issued by the fee’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Ibitoye Abosede, in Port Harcourt on Thursday.
Ekere mentioned that about 5,000 youths and ladies would profit from the programmes slated to begin throughout the first quarter of 2018 within the 9 states of the area.
“We promise that the enterprise hub will probably be up and working within the shortest potential time. The hub will assist create extra jobs and battle unemployment to finish militancy.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the fee to depart no stone unturned in making certain that Niger Delta youths and ladies are gainfully and profitably engaged and empowered for sustainable livelihood.
“This is exactly what we’re doing and that is precisely what we are going to do with an elevated tempo this 12 months,’’ he mentioned.
According to him, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with stakeholders for the institution of the nation’s first enterprise innovation and progress hub.
Ekere mentioned the fee’s residence ending ability coaching would cowl key areas resembling welding and fabrication, fashionable printing expertise and solar energy expertise.
Other areas lined by the coaching are maritime expertise, entrepreneurship growth, meals processing, catering and confectioneries, artistic arts and leisure, in addition to trend design and tailoring.
He mentioned the fee had additionally rolled out one other ability acquisition coaching that sought to spice up development business within the Niger Delta and the nation.
“The ability hole in high quality ending of houses, workplaces and different constructing initiatives has remained yawning and a continuing supply of concern for residence homeowners and operators within the development business.
“In most circumstances, the usual of ending of houses and workplaces is so poor that builders and residential homeowners resort to hiring expert tradesmen and craftsmen from neighbouring nations and even past.
“This is likely one of the the reason why we’ve got determined to intervene on this sector of the development business in furtherance of our mandate on human capital growth.
“This programme, due to this fact, seeks to develop and ship coaching, underneath the supervision of world class consultants from United Kingdom for 100 certified contributors within the first occasion,’’ he mentioned.
The managing director mentioned that beneficiaries would be taught P.O.P ceiling set up; wall scree ding and portray; ground plumbing; electrical energy wiring; specialised carpentry and inside ornament.
He gave the reassurance that the coaching can be primarily based on necessities taken from related United Kingdom occupational requirements and related organisations with give attention to assembly necessities in Nigeria.