Dangote Refinery, NCDMB train 200 youths on vocational skills


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Two hundred youths from the host community to Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals have been selected to participate in the six-month vocational training funded by the refinery.  This is part of the company’s plans to support the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) in its human capital development initiative in the oil and gas sector and in compliance with its Nigerian Content commitments on the project.

Speaking at the kick off ceremony, the Executive Director, Capital Projects, Dangote Group, Mr. Devakumar Edwin described the initiative as a demonstration of Dangote Refinery’s commitment to building capacities and empowering youths in the country.

According to him, the programme was launched with the support of the NCDMB and in collaboration with the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), to train artisans on plumbing, masonry, welding, iron bending, auto mechanics and electrical works.

He said “the vocational scheme was geared towards instant value addition to the lives of the youths and their communities as they would be equipped with trade skills that would prepare them for better opportunities.”

The Executive Secretary NCDMB, Engr Simbi Wabote was represented at the event by the Manager, Gas and Refinery, Engr. Frank Ibi and he explained that Nigerian Content is geared to promote domiciliation of value-adding activities and utilization of indigenous human and material resources.

He charged the trainees to be disciplined and to harness the opportunity as the programme will equip them with basic skills for self-reliance.

The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu also attended the event and applauded Dangote Group for empowering the youths and providing them with even before it commences operations.

The Monarch also encouraged the youths to utilize the skills they will acquire, work hard and be close to God.

In his words, “you must appreciate the unique opportunity given you to be engaged in a programme like this. I enjoin you to take this seriously as it can be a step to change your lives completely.”



11 Responses

  1. After training what next. Alot of our engineer were involved in ur direct and indirect intervation
    No positive things too write home about

  2. I need training from ncdmb on advance diploma in HSE,123 and project management professional. I am Emmanuel Harry from Rivers state. I have industrial safety and supervisory personnel safety but NP job and the talent is wasting. I need ncmb assistance for a job and advance professional training in piil and gas.

  3. i love this gesture shown to the youth, I’m from Bayelsa State and I will like if I can have a link on how to be trained on ICT( Information Computer technology).attached below are my details for your kind perusals.

  4. Good morning, I’m from bayelsa state, Nigeria and I’m a graduate, done with my one year compulsory nysc scheme. Right now I’m at home with no job and it’s really frustrating, I need a job

  5. I need to know how to apply for the training is money involved hope I won’t pay any money cause am tired of paying

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