NEDC Commences Massive Training of youths on Electrical technicians
at Mainstream Energy in Kainji
By Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri
The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has commenced the training of 60 youths at Mainstream academy in Kainji Niger state, North CENTRAL Nigeria
The Managing Director Northeast Development Commssion , Amb. Mohammed Goni Alkali says the total of sexty youths carefully selected base on meterit would received the training on electrical technicians for immediate employment.
Addressing the youths in Maiduguri over thr weekend before their departure to Mainstream Academy in Kainji, Niger State, Alkali said the participants were drawn from Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Gombe, Bauchi and Taraba States respectively.
He tasked them on attaching seriousness to the training, pointing out that those who graduated successfully will be employed by the Yola Electrity Distribution Company (YEDC), handling electricity supply to Borno, Adamawa and Taraba States.
Goni Alkali also streesed that at the end of the training, participants who are successful in acquiring the skills and knowledge to become professional linesmen will be retained as employees of Yola Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC).
The Managing director saiys that the NEDC in line with its mandates would continue to partner with organisations in enhancing the skills of unemployed youths in the sub-region by giving them the needed qualifications and skills to fill existing vacancies in the zone.
The Director in charge of Humanitarian Affairs in NEDC, Mr Musa Yashi, said the youths, selected from many applications after an aptitude test, would be trained for eight weeks.
They would be exposed to high power electrical installation and maintenance training at the academy in Kainji.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Mr Mohammed Yerima, said they remained grateful being among those that would benefit from the many opportunities provided by NEDC for youths in the zone.
Yerima assured that they would not to disappoint the commission and thier families for the double opportunity provided them in training and employment.