Friday, August 26, 2011

Amnesty - Govt to Prosecute Disobedient Niger Delta Youths

This Day
26 August 2011

Any Niger Delta youth currently benefiting from the Amnesty Programme that fails to abide by the disciplinary conditions that guide the activities of the programme may be prosecuted by the Federal Government, Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, has said.

Kuku gave the warning yesterday in Lagos at the pre-departure ceremony for 142 Niger Delta youths who left the country to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and South Africa for studies.

The special adviser, who was represented by a senior official in the Amnesty Programme, Mr. Lawrence Pepple, said any of the youths involved in misconduct would forfeit his membership of the programme, and would be denied visa and also pay penalty for his action.

Kuku therefore urged them to remain disciplined and take their training seriously because government was determined to make them skilled and better citizens who would contribute to the development of the country.

100 of the youth were slated for vocational training at the FOE Famous and Radmtz in South Africa, while 17 of them were headed to Dubai's LSCI for educational training and 25 for vocational training in Marine Graphics.

The delegates for South Africa would be trained in pipeline treating/ plumbing, welding and fabrication as well as pipeline welding; while those in Marine Graphics would be trained in rig drilling, oil and gas drilling and drilling technology, after which they would be issued Diploma Certificates.

The group for LSCI would be going for masters and first degree certificates.

With this, the number of delegates that have been sent out of the country for either vocational or education training is 1, 498.

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