As many as 300 ex-agitators from the Niger Delta region have graduated from a technical and vocational skills initiative under the presidential amnesty program.
Milland Dixon Dikio, who is the acting administrator of the amnesty program, said the program was designed to enable graduates to live a better life.
The training, which lasted seven months, exposed graduates to a variety of skills, including electrical and solar installation, tiling and interlocking installation, POV/PVC, painting and screeding, air conditioning and refrigeration, aluminum fabrication, abrasive blasting, plumbing and piping. erection/scaffolding and rigging, welding and fabrication, and brickwork.
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Former Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Prof. Femi Mimiko, during a graduation lecture, commended the Amnesty Program for its efforts in promoting technical and vocational education in the Nigeria.
The program also aims to make graduates employable in various organizations.
The amnesty program was launched in 2009 when former President Umaru Musa Yar’adua granted amnesty to militants in the Niger Delta.
He urged them to lay down their arms for the sake of the country’s peace and security.
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