Port Harcourt — A total of 308 beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, who had graduated from educational and vocational institutions within and outside the country have been profiled for employment in the public and private sectors.
Some of the profiled beneficiaries, according to the Coordinator of PAP, Prof. Charles Dokubo, have almost completed documentation for engagement by various organizations.
Dokubo recalled that on May 2nd, 2018, PAP under his leadership, created a Job Placement and International Development Partners Engagement Unit, to facilitate job placement for beneficiaries of the programme.
The PAP boss who is also the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta explained that the 308 beneficiaries profiled for employment comprise 193 trained in vocational skills and 115 graduates of educational institutions.
He said 28 beneficiaries are profiled for underwater welding jobs in oil servicing companies, 10 for aviation crop spray pilot jobs; 25 for catering services, hotel, and fast-food jobs and 175 for other job opportunities.
According to him, “This is just the beginning of an action plan of the Post Training Engagement and Job Placement units of the Amnesty Programme.
“The 28 successful beneficiaries for underwater welding jobs in oil servicing companies are among the 53 profiled for selection after a data verification of 103 beneficiaries on the list of those trained in welding.
“The Job Placement unit of the Amnesty Office has stepped up efforts at securing job placement opportunities for beneficiaries trained in catering, garment production and agriculture, on which it is partnering Life-ND, an agriculture-based project with a concept approved by the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development, and aims to integrate the youth into profitable agriculture in the Niger-Delta.”