Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company (IVM) has employed 200 Niger Delta ex-militants, who recently completed their training in Automobile Technology and Plastic Manufacturing.
This was disclosed by Special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta and coordinator of the Amnesty office, Brig General Paul Boroh, while giving an update on the Amnesty Programme.
“Innoson Motors has offered 200 of them appointment. I urged them to immediately take up the appointment because they still have much to learn,” he said.
Boroh noted that pilots who were trained in Lufthansa, Jordan, South Africa, USA and Dubai, were unable to secure employment because they were yet to undergo the last stage of their training, which he referred to as “type-written.”
He said, “Without the type-written training, you are not employable as a pilot.”
“That (type-written) is the final stage of the training, it is an industrial type of training one needs, to qualify for employment as a pilot. They were not given that training, and they did not do that specialised course which should qualify them for employment.”
“The programme started in 2009, and since then, we have been busy trying and empowering beneficiaries. I have a case load of 13,395 yet to be trained. Others have been trained in many fields. However, most of the remaining beneficiaries will be launched into agriculture, and will soon commence training at the National Bio-Resource Centre, Odi, an agricultural research centre, Boroh added.