Eighty-four (84) youths have become the latest batch of trainees to emerge from Nigeria LNG (NLNG)’s skill acquisition and capacity building programme, Youth Empowerment Scheme (YES).
YES is one of NLNG’s numerous initiatives designed to make youths y in its host communities self-reliant as well as economically and socially responsible through guided technical and managerial development training.
At the graduation ceremony held over the weekend in Port Harcourt, the 84 Graduants were awarded with National certifications – NABTEB and Trade Test II in the fields of Welding, Automotive, Photography/Videography, Farm Management and Hospitality (Catering/Hotel Management).
Speaking on the key success factors of the scheme, Deputy Managing Director of NLNG, Sadeeq Mai-Bornu, represented by the General Counsel and Company Secretary, Aka Nwokedi, said “During the training, Nigeria LNG initiated a monitoring scheme to inspire the trainers and the trainees to be focused on the main objective of the programme. The result is that all the 84 trainees for the 2018 scheme are graduating with excellent grades. Nigeria LNG considers this a 100% success rate. We are recording this first in the history of the programme.”
Sadeeq also said that NLNG also introduced start-up mentoring programme beyond procurement and hand-over of starter packs to ensure that the youths are self-reliant as well as employers of labour on graduation.