NCDMB, NAVY collaborate on machinist training


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The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and the Nigerian Naval Engineering College (NNEC) have concluded the training of fifteen machinists as part of the Board’s human capacity building initiatives.

The training programme which commenced in August 2014 at the facilities of the College in Sapele, Delta State featured theoretical and practical modules, with the trainees taking lessons in mathematics, entrepreneurship, mechanical engineering, sciences, workshop technologies and Health and Safety and Environment for 10 months.

The practical training also lasted for nine months and covered areas like cutting, milling, shaping, boiling, drilling and treading using various machines.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony held at the College recently, the Commandant of the School, Rear Admiral Durojaiye Olusegun Ajatoye thanked the Board for the opportunity to partner with it to train Nigerians.

He also applauded the trainees for their comportment during the programme and charged them to apply the knowledge they acquired in all their live endeavors.

He informed that the Nigerian Naval Engineering College was founded in 1982 to produce qualified technical manpower to meet the engineering needs of the Nigerian Navy.  He added that the NNEC has seven training schools including the Marine Engineering School (MES), Weapon Electrical Engineering School (WES), Basic Engineering School (BES) and the Mechanical Engineering School (MES).

In his remarks, the Acting Executive Secretary of the NCDMB, Mr. Patrick Daziba Obah commended the Nigerian Naval Engineering College for the qualitative training it provided the youths, adding that the Navy had become a veritable partner of the Board in the implementation of the Nigerian Content Act.

The Executive Secretary who was represented by the Zonal Coordinator, Edo/Delta Zone liaison office, Mr. Temi Jemide explained that machining was an important skill needed in the oil and gas industry which was the Board sponsored young Nigerians to acquire the skills.

He also charged the NNEC to upgrade its facilities to attract more training from the Board to the college.



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