As part of measures aimed at curbing the menace of unemployment and developing skills of young people in the Niger-Delta region, the NDDC is set to partner with Norfin Offshore Ltd, a ship management company in training 1000 youths in the production of boats and maintenance in the Niger Delta region.
The partnership was made known to journalists when the Adviser on Youths to the Sole Administrator of the NDDC, Engr Udengs Eradiri inspected the facility in Akwa Ibom state to ensure it has the capacity and safe and conducive learning environment for the youths in the region to be trained.
While speaking to newsmen after the site tour, Engr Eradiri expressed confidence in the facility, noting that it’s a great investment opportunity for our youths to be trained in different areas of boat production.
Moreso, as part of our agenda in the NDDC, we will in the coming months train a plethora of youths across the Niger Delta states to equip them to the prerequisites for ship production to include painting, welding, galvanizing, etc, as areas of specialization.
In his remarks, the Executive Chairman of Norfin Offshore Limited, Engr. Charles Udonwa thanked the SA Youths to the Sole Administrator, NDDC for visiting the facility despite his busy schedules and appealed for more support from the Commission.
Engr Udonwa further stated; “I cannot thank you enough for visiting our facility, there is a big opportunity in the ship production industry that the country is yet to tap into. You will be amazed to know that just 25% of the production sum goes into manpower and it is a way to pump wealth into the system locally”.
It would be recalled that Engr. Eradiri recently did a courtesy visit to youth leaders in Akwa-Ibom state where they all drummed support for the Sole Administrator as well as demanded projects, jobs creation, and socio-economic development of the state.