ENUGU – The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo yesterday inaugurated the South East N- Power Build volunteers at the ANAMMCO Automobile complex, Enugu.
The trainees according to Osibanjo would undergo a 3 month intensive training and 9 months apprenticeship with partnering Automobile and construction companies.
The President said that, “the programme would create a highly technical training strategies that would impact quality training skills and knowledge to our youths”.
He disclosed that, “the programme signifies federal government plans to revitalise the vocational education and training system in collaboration with the private sectors and government training policies.
“N-Power as a social investment and job creation was designed to empower the youths both graduates and non graduates to become employable and boost the economy of the country”, he said.
Vice president who disclosed that federal government has invested N1.4billion to acquire the required tool kit and training consumables, pointed out that the programme would build a skilled workforce and certified service professionals.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State commended the Federal government for using ANAMMCO as the training centre for the Automobile training.
Ugwuanyi disclosed that Enugu State is working in line with the federal government to create jobs for the youths and has recently empowered 1,000 youths of the state and engaged others in agricultural production.
“I thank president Buhari for his plans to create employment for the youths. To align with the plan of federal government, we empowered women and youths and recently employed 1000 unemployed youth”, Ugwuanyi said.
Earlier, the Minister for Labour and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige disclosed that N-Power Build is the latest N-Power programme with which youths can acquire skills and knowledge.
Senator Ngige who said that 1400 participants from South East will participate in N-Power build, pointed out that federal government is investing heavily to create employment for the youths.
Also speaking, special assistant to the president on employment, Mr Afolabi Imoke disclosed that 250 centres were created for the training.
Imoke disclosed that the two centres in Enugu, ANAMMCO centre will be training the participants on Automobile and Obingwa centre will train them on construction like welding and fabrication, plumbing and pipefitting, capintry and joinery, Electrical installation.