In line with the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) to boost the economy, the Presidential Amnesty Programme has disclosed its plans to train 2,500 beneficiaries of the Amnesty Programme.
According to a statement from the Amnesty Office, the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and Coordinator, Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, further said 2,000 of the beneficiaries would be employed in the fishing sector at the end of the programme.
Dokubo was quoted as saying that 100 fishing trawlers would be built in Burutu, Delta State, for the training programme expected to commence soon.
“Towards this end, 100 fishing trawlers are to be built in Burutu, Delta State, for the training programme which is expected to commence soon, at the end of which 2000 of the beneficiaries would be employed,” the statement read.
Inaugurating an implementation committee comprising five subcommittees for the project, Dokubo was quoted as saying that the training “will open a vista of opportunities for beneficiaries.”