Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has said plans are underway for youths and local artisans to undergo proficiency training and re-training to be organised in partnership with the Nigeria Institute of Welding.
Obaseki, who said this in his New Year broadcast, assured that, “Our Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigeria Institute of Welding will provide proficiency training and re-training for youths and artisans that will enable them earn certification.”
He said that the proficiency training is part of the strategies of his administration to fulfil the promise to create a minimum of 200,000 jobs in the first four years.
The training of the artisans and technicians, he said, “will empower the artisans and technicians employ themselves and provide services and manpower to the investors the government is attracting to the state.”
He added that the training will also be available to practicing artisans in the state to enable them acquire certification.
Similarly, Obaseki said his administration has commenced re-building technical colleges, with the Benin Science and Technical College as pilot, to enable it train qualified and competent artisans and technicians.
He assured that his government will continue to serve the interest of the people, adding, “leadership is about solving problems and providing direction across all sectors for our people to realise their God-given potential.”
He noted that his administration will continue to explore opportunities that will enable government grow the economy and significantly improve the social and economic conditions of the people.