About 500 youths in the Niger Delta region have been trained by the Presidential Amnesty Programme in health, safety, and environment to deepen security, peace, and stability in the region.
Mr Murphy Ganagana, the Special Assistant (Media) to the Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, in a statement on Sunday, said the beneficiaries of the professional development course drawn from communities in the Niger Delta were trained at the Onshore and Offshore Safety Institute of Nigeria in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Dokubo, while presenting certificates to the beneficiaries on Friday at a ceremony in Abonnema, Akuku Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, said it signalled the commencement of the implementation of a robust action plan for the training and empowerment of youths in the Niger Delta.
He said, “The Presidential Amnesty Programme under my watch will ensure aggressive engagement of youths in the Niger Delta to achieve sustainable peace and development in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision for the region. I am determined to ensure that the gains of the Amnesty Programme extend beyond beneficiaries enlisted in the programme to youths in the crisis-impacted communities.”