Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City
The Edo State Government, in collaboration with the CADD Centre Nigeria, has graduated 100 youths who completed the six-week Young Engineers Programme.
Speaking at the ceremony in Benin City, Edo State capital, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Skills Development and Job Creation, Mrs Ukinebo Dare, said the training provided opportunities for the participants to be equipped with in-demand skills in the engineering sector for self-sustenance.
Dare commended the graduates for believing in the vision of Governor Godwin Obaseki to create 200,000 jobs, noting that: “We look forward to your being at the crusade to re-enact Edo as the centre of economic development in Nigeria.”
A Technical Partner on the programme and Executive Director, Riverbank Technologies and Engineering Limited, Mr Ayoola Jolayemi, said the company equiped people with skills in engineering designs and has trained about 10,754 people in Nigeria, including the 100 beneficiaries who completed their training programme in Edo State.
He commended the participants’ enthusiasm throughput the training period. “A good design is at the core of the success of engineering projects. We are glad that we have impacted knowledge to people in Edo in engineering designs which will make the state rich in engineering skills,” he said.
Similarly, the Chairman, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Benin branch, Mr Jonathan Ekhoediarehi, thanked the Governor Obaseki’s administration for organising the program and urged the trainees to count themselves fortunate to have participated in the programme.
One of the beneficiaries, Miss Faith Idahosa, said the training programme has equipped her with practical knowledge in using computer software to further her engineering profession.