By Mufutua Ogunyemi
The Interim Administrator (IA) of the Presidential Amnesty Program (PAP) rtd, Colonel Milland Dikio, has declared that the era of violence and the fight against arms in the Niger Delta region is over.
According to him, this has “given way to new ideas in the intellectual space, driven by science and technology to advance the rapid development and growth of people.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that trainees underwent an intensive six-month classroom and workshop training on welding / fabrication, abrasive blasting, mechanical fittings, industrial painting and scaffolding / rigging. as part of the PAP 2019/2020 delegate training program.
He noted that the success of the PAP had affirmed that, through the right orientation and the right skills, the youth of the region had taken up the technological challenge of the 21st century as a better alternative to the fight against arms.
“We are here to celebrate what is possible in the Niger Delta region and beyond by reorienting and rediscovering our core values as a people towards the pursuit of better living conditions for all.
“I am going to instruct you (the graduates) to leave here with the spirit of excellence which the CEO of Bradama International, the grand chef Bibopere Ajube has perfectly demonstrated as a leader of the agitators of the region .
“As former agitators you don’t need to look any further for mentorship, Bradama Intl CEO has competed with the best in the world and has continued to stand out among his peers. It is indeed the new face of technological advancement in the struggle for emancipation in the Niger Delta.
“This is no ordinary graduation ceremony, and therefore, we hold the sixth graduates of Bradama and the first under my direction in high regard. We hope and pray that you will make a difference when you step into the world.
“Leaving this place you will encounter challenges, but as the saying goes, when the going gets tough the tough ones start, I assure you the sky is not your limit but your starting point,” he said. -he declares.
In his response, Ajube thanked the federal government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari for the financial and administrative support of the amnesty program.
Ajube urged graduates to use the practical training and certificate obtained to seek paid employment to improve their lives and the lives of their family members.
This, he said, would justify the huge federal investment that went into them during the training.
According to him, the Niger Delta region needs peace now more than before to enable it to compete favorably in Project Nigeria and to advance its people in development progress through innovation, science and technology. technology.
“Please don’t waste the skills you have learned here. Use it productively and change your life for good.
“Thank you for your cooperation and composure during your stay here in Bradama and I wish you good luck in your future endeavor,” he said.
In his vote of thanks, intern Agent Benson praised the federal government for the huge financial commitment to them through the Amnesty office, vowed they were ready to make an impact positive about the company with their newly acquired skills and knowledge.
Benson also thanked the administrator and other officials of PAP, the CEO of Bradama Intl. and its coordinating staff for dedication and ensuring that interns were properly trained and completed the six-month program, despite the devastating COVID-19 pandemic since the program began in December 2019.
Guests at the ceremony include the Supreme Ruler of the Kingdom of Arogbo-Ijaw, LUI Pere Zacchaeus Doubra Egbunu, the Ahaba Country of Ajagba and the Member of the House of Representatives of the Ilaje / Ese-Odo Federal Constituency, Mr. Kolade Victor Akinjo.
Among the other members of the entourage of the temporary administrator of the PAP, the special adviser to the national security adviser, Amb. Yusuf Mamman, coordinator of the amnesty office in Bayelsa, Dame Esther Boro, her counterpart from Ondo State, Mr. Samuel Twatimi and responsible for vocational training of the PAP, Mr. Ebiegberi Lambert. (NOPE)
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