NCDMB Trains 100 Niger Delta Youths On Boat Operations.
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has finished training one hundred (100) people from Niger Delta areas to be Boat Operators.
The 10-day course, which began on January 18th, was designed to produce quality workforce to optimize competence, performance, and safety in the delivery of services by power-driven small boats used in swamp operations in the oil and gas business.
It was also in keeping with the Board’s 10-year strategic road map mandate to improve indigenous marine manpower, knowledge, and skills to support Nigerian oil and gas activities.
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The Executive Secretary of the NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Wabote, delivered remarks at the training’s conclusion ceremony on Friday at JoeMarine Institute of Nautical Studies in Effurun, Delta State, congratulating beneficiaries on adding new skills to their skill sets.
Engr. Wabote, who was ably represented by Dr. Ama Ikuru, GM, Capacity Building, NCDMB, expressed confidence in the participants’ abilities to improve the security of oil and gas operations, provide competent service to the economy’s marine sector, execute rescue missions in cases of boat mishaps, fight fires, help the sick, and safely return the boats to shore.
He also praised Joe Marine Institute and other key players for their efforts to ensure the training’s success.
“Let me say thank you and assure you that consistent with the mandate of the Board to build capacity, we will continue to train and provide skills that will improve the employability of youths and ensure your inclusion in activities taking place in the oil and gas industry.”
The highlight of the occasion was the presentation of certificates to training participants, who would also be eligible for financial assistance.
Engr. Maurice Iwhiwhu, Manager, Strategic Business Development, NCDMB, Basil Aleibiri, and other Board officials were also present at the closing ceremony.