14 June 2014, Abuja – The Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, has received a boost with the global electrical energy management specialist, Schneider Electric, offering employment to 15 of the 30 delegates trained in Power Management in France by the company.
The Managing Director of Schneider Electric Nigeria Limited, Marcel Hochet, made the offer when he met with the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Chairman, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Hon. Kingsley Kuku, at a brief ceremony in Abuja.The students were trained at the company’s Isaac Boro training facility in France.
The CEO stated that the graduates, who were rounding off their training in November this year, would be engaged at Schneider Electric’s facilities in either Port Harcourt, Rivers State or any other locations in the country.
Hochet announced that the remaining trainees would be placed with any of its electrical contracting partners in Nigeria.
Hochet said the company was happy to be associated with the amnesty programme, which had brought peace and stability to the Niger Delta and improved the economy of Nigeria.
In his remarks, the PAP Chairman, who was elated by the job offer, described Schneider Electric as wonderful partners in the growth and development of Nigeria.
“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 said.