89 youths drawn from NLNG Host Communities in the 23 local government areas in Rivers state have benefited from the Nigeria liquefied Natural Gas NLNG youth empowerment scheme. (YES)
Speaking at the 2019 graduation ceremony of the 89 youths trained in various vocations the general manager external relations EYONO Fatayi-Williams said the program has produced over 1000 graduates from 110 host and pipeline communities in rivers state
She said the company launched the youth empowerment scheme in 2014 as their contributions to sustainable human capital development. Beyond providing basic amenities and support to our host communities, we realized that we would have far greater impact by helping these young men and women to become economical self-reliant
She also expressed joy that at the end of the day the 89 youths who are beneficial of the YES Program acquired training in hair dressing and cosmetology, Catering and event management, fashion designing, Photography and video production, welding and fabrication, wood work and furniture making
she also revealed that 10 years after the launch of the YES program the company decided to expand the scope of the scheme with a focus of not just making the youth not just Entrepreneurs but also employable, we decided to introduce Training and technical skills that are relevant to industries that would enable them compete favorable for jobs anywhere in the world, following the new schemes NLNG in 2017 entered into contracts with 5 Training companies to offer trainings to 267 young men and women in 110 communities that Nigeria is involved in Rivers state.
of them have been given starter packs mentor-ship to ensure that the youths overcome the teething problems encountered at the beginning and a three months’ post training incubation periods to help them get started and running for life.
Some of the grandaunts told our correspondent that they gave them all the support they needed, Dapper Callys said she embarked on wielding training which has been her childhood ambition to become one of the successful female welders in Nigeria. Others also expresses joy at the massive support and encouragement they received from NLNG and their partners in ensuring that they get started and running with their businesses. Dagogo Brown said the training has afforded them the opportunity to create jobs for other people and thank the management of NLNG