BY ISAAC AFOLABI
The federal government will prioritise strengthening all available channels towards providing enabling environment and empowerment for the youths in the Niger delta region including skills acquisition so as to make the youths viable and contribute to the nation’s economy.
Interim administrator , presidential amnesty program retired colonel Dixon Dikio made this Known during the graduation ceremony of students at the BRADAMA international skills work limited in Ondo state.
The ancient community of Agadagba- Obon in Ese Odo local government area of Ondo state came alive as eminent Nigerians converged on the town for the sixth graduation ceremony of two hundred students from the Bradama international skills work company , even as the students treated the April visitors to a melodious indigenous tunes.
Bradama International in partnership with Federal Government Amnesty Program trains youths from the Niger Delta region in vocational and entreprenural skills.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony , the interim administrator of the amnesty program, Retired Colonel Dikkio gave an assurance that youths in the Niger delta would get more engaged in other productive ways to fast track development in the area.
In an address, the Managing director Bradama skills works company , high chief Bibopere Ajube said that the graduands had been discouraged from taking to social vices and other forms of militancy including vandalizing pipeline
Chief Ajube who listed courses at the institute to include industrial painting, welding and fabrication, scaffolding among others thanked president Muhammadu Buhari for supporting the amnesty program to make the youths become more productive.
The Agadagba of Arogbo kingdom pere Zacchaeus Egbunu appealed for start up loans for the students so they could be self reliant.
Two of the students Irobo Ogaga and Gift Ajube could not hide their joy , they appreciated the Federal Government and Bradama for investing in them and promised to impact their society positively.
Dignitaries who witnessed the sixth graduation ceremony of Bradama international skill works included a member of the house of representatives representing ilaje ese odo federal constituency Mr Kolade Akinjo, royal fathers, security personnel among others.
Highpoint of the occasion was the presentation of Certificates and special recognition to deserving students .#