A’Ibom Government Earmarks More Trainings For Youths, Inaugurates Tissue Factory

A’Ibom Government Earmarks More Trainings For Youths, Inaugurates Tissue Factory

Governor Udom Emmanuel has stated that training of Akwa Ibom youths in various technical skills to fit in to his industrial revolution plan, remains a priority of his administration. Speaking during the commissioning of the Dried Bamboo to Tissue Paper Production Factory, Saturday, Mr Emmanuel, flanked by his wife, Dr Martha Emmanuel, deputy Moses Ekpo, announced that 33 indigenes of the state have so far been trained to operate the tissue factory located at Dakkada Cottage Industries Ekid Itam, Itu Local Government Area. He said 20 persons will be sponsored early next year for training in engineering studies at Israel to man the Vehicle Assembly Plant which will be commissioned next year.He said the 20 to be trained on the Motor Assembly Plant will contribute towards the locally made vehicles in the country.“We try to make sure that we train a lot of our youths, a lot of our indigenes to be able to take care of our new industries.“We have trained about 33 indigenes of the state who adapted easily to the technology immediately and it will make this factory easily maintained by our own indigenes.“I want to reassure the people of Itu that we need to send 20 people to Israel immediately for training, minimum of 10% persons will be from Itu because the company is sited in Itu Local Government Area.“The Israeli Ambassador is working seriously to give us visas for them to go for the training so that when they come back those 20 engineers will be the ones to run the Vehicle Assembly Plant, I am sure we should be able to commission that next year.” If you visit the Motor Assembly Plant, work is ongoing. We got some delays because of COVID our target is that as the federal government will be launching out the new scheme of locally assemble vehicles, Akwa Ibom state should be able to supply a whole into the Nigerian market especially for those luxury buses”.

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