By Perez Brisibe
No fewer than 197 persons drawn from 111 communities under the Oil Mining Lease, OML, 30, will benefit from a skill acquisition programme put together by the OML 30 Community Development Board in collaboration with Heritage Energy/NPDC/Shoreline partnership.
The skill acquisition programme, which will last three months, is part of a General Memorandum of Understanding, GmoU, entered into between the companies and their host communities.
On the different fields of training during the program, the Capacity Building Chairman, Igbogine Emmanuel, explained that the training would cover barbing and hair dressing, tilling, crane operator, scaffolding, cake pastry and fishery.
Chairman, Community Development Board, Morrison Idiovwa, urged the beneficiaries to key into the scheme with an appeal to them to use the knowledge gained to develop their immediate communities.
Speaking on behalf of Heritage Energy Operational Services, Government and Community Relation Manager of the company, Funkakpo Fufeyin, said: “Though the number is a drop in the ocean, as a starting point it is a special privilege given to you all by OML 30 in the GMoU that was signed. “We hope that those who will go through this training will be focused and deliver as required of them by the society.”