Empowerment Program: About 100 Youths Acquire Entrepreneur Training On Steel, Foundry Technology In Kogi

About one hundred youths across the country participated in Entrepreneurship Training on Steel and Foundry Technology programme at Metallurgical Training Centre Ajaokuta, Kogi State.

The Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Uchechukwu Ogah, described the Entrepreneurship Training on Steel and Foundry Technology as value added initiative that would significantly contribute to the socio economic growth of the country.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the event organised by the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Ogah, noted that the Federal government under the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari had good plans for Nigeria youths towards development of the country and resuscitation of Ajaokuta Steel Company.

The Minister of State who was represented by Mr.Patrick Ojeka commended President Muhammadu Buhari for creating opportunities and empowering millions of Nigeria youths, stressing that the Federal govt had resuscitated Small Scale Businesses that had engaged many youths.

Also at the event, the Director, Steel & Non Ferrous Metals, Olasupo Kolawole, stressed that the Nigerian youths had key role to play in National development and the present Administration had drawn a framework to provide a conducive environment that would enable them to maximally realize their productive potential.

In his address, the Head Metallurgical Training Centre, MTC, Ajaokuta Steel Complex, Saliu Yahaya, said that out of the 99 trainees who had successfully participated and completed the training programme, 59 specialised in Welding & Fabrication, 22 became competent in Metal Machining, while 18 trained on Foundry & Pattern Making.

The event showcased the Trainees’ project works such as Water tanks and Stands, Grinders, Car Break Disc, Cooking pots, spoons etc, aimed at promoting better appraisal of the programme.

Georgina Humphrey/Abuja

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