The Head of Media and Publicity of the Amnesty Office, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, said in an electronic mail on Friday that the company selected the 15 out of a total of 30 delegates that are being trained at the Isaac Boro training Facility in France.
Alabrah said that the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Schneider Electric Nigeria Limited, Marcel Hochet, delivered the letter engaging the delegates to the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and the Chairman of the PAP, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, at the brief ceremony in Abuja.
He quoted Hochet as having said that the delegates scheduled to complete the one-year training programme in November, 2014 would be engaged at the Port Harcourt office of the company or “in any such location where we have needs of qualified technicians.”
Alabrah also said that the Schneider Electric boss promised to get employment opportunities for the remaining 15 delegates in any of its electrical contracting firms in Nigeria.
Alabrah quoted Kuku, has saying that the training programme of the youths only showed the commitment of the government to build the capacity of the Nigerian youth.
Kuku urged other firms doing business in the Nigeria Delta to take a cue from the Schneider offer which said was wonderful.
“The President will be delighted when this is transmitted to him. It is a confirmation of the great job the present administration is doing to build the capacity and transform not only the Niger Delta youths but also their compatriots in other parts of the country.
“By this development, Schneider Electric has struck a strong partnership with Nigeria and its government. We are thankful to the company for not only giving our youths quality technical training, but for also going further to engage them and in the process transforming their lives.
“We urge other firms doing business with government and its agencies in Nigeria to emulate this wonderful gesture by Schneider Electric,” Kuku was quoted as saying.
Albrah also quoted the Managing Director of Lagoon Global Services Limited, the training consultant, Mr. Bekewei Ajuwa, as saying that Schlumberger had earlier offered employment opportunity to some of the 29 delegates who were trained in oil drilling engineering in France a few months ago
– The Punch