By Edeki Igafe
The Presidential Amnesty Office on Wednesday said it had signed a deal with leading fishing companies to train 2,500 beneficiaries in the amnesty programme.
Mr Murphy Ganagana, Special Assistant, Media, to the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta/Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty, Prof. Charles Dokubo, disclosed this at an interactive with newsmen in Warri.
He said that the Amnesty chief, Dokubo, gave the assurance that 2,000 among the beneficiaries would be employed after the training.
According to him, the programme which is a Public- Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement will be held in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta.
The coordinator who assumed office in March 2018 had listed the companies to include: Akawe Global Service Limited and Concept Amadeus Limited, both indigenous companies and five Greek companies.
“It is a Public Private Partnership involving Akawe Global Service Limited, Concept Amadeus Limited and five Greek companies.
“The Greek companies are: FINTRILIS S.A; TEL Western Greece; KRETA MARE; EL MARE and THEO-MAN Limited.
“The project involved the building of 100 fishing trawlers in Burutu,” the media aide quoted Dokubo as saying.
He noted that the Amnesty office had commissioned an Oil and Gas Vocational Training Centre in Agadagba, Ondo, adding that 200 beneficiaries of the amnesty would begin the training on welding and other skills in the next two weeks.
He also said that the office had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun, Delta, to train 200 delegates in various vocational skills.