By Ndubuisi Francis in Abuja
The Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun, Delta State, for the training of 200 beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme in the oil and gas sector.
Speaking at the signing ceremony in Abuja, the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Prof. Charles Dokubo, said the MoU signposts the beginning of an indelible move by the federal government towards attaining greater heights.
“As far as the Presidential Amnesty Programme is concerned, signing this MoU is a clear path to enhancing the knowledge of our people and raising their lives so that they can walk tall and reach the heights of their potentials. Let us make the best of this situation; so that our people will always remember us for good while being grateful to everyone, including the federal government that has not set us aside.
“With time, we will disabuse the minds of our people so that they will know what they are living for,” Dokubo said.
A press statement by PAP’s spokesman, Murphy Ganagana said that Dokubo urged the Niger Delta people, particularly the youths to fully embrace the federal government’s developmental programmes.
He assured that the government will continue to maintain lasting peace in the region, empower its youths and provide the requisite condition for the people live decently, besides giving the youth educational certificates.
Also speaking, the Head of Vocational Training at the Amnesty Office, Amazuo Berepreboga, explained that the MoU will ensure the full training of 200 students at PTI in specialised fields in the oil and gas industry, such as oil and gas drilling, instrumentation, mechanical technology, electrical technology and process technology.