A non-governmental organisation, the Initiative for Youth Awareness on Migration, Immigration Development and Reintegration, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Genoa and Genova consultant training institute to train Nigerian youths in various careers.
The group’s objective is to enhance the capacity of Nigerian youth with practical skills to boost the nation’s economy in different sectors, which will curb unemployment and youth restiveness.
Signing the agreement on Wednesday in Italy were the Executive Director of IYAMIDR Nigeria and facilitator, Solomon Okoduwa, and representatives of Genoa and Genova Consultant, Antonio Lovecchio and Mr Maduka, respectively.
Speaking shortly after signing the MoU, Okoduwa said the engagement served as an intervention for manpower in oil and gas-related matters.
Okoduwa added that over 200 youths are expected to undergo the training.
He stated, “We want to use this opportunity to especially thank Ambassador Mfawa Abam of the Nigeria Embassy in Rome for his fatherly and patriotic support towards this project.
“We most sincerely thank the Italian Ambassador in Abuja and, most remarkably, the great cooperation shown to us by the Consular General of the Italian Embassy, Dr. Bovi. We thank you very much for your kind assistance in realizing this project.
He further remarked, “This project is geared towards the ‘Renewed Hope Agenda’ of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in building confidence in the Nigerian youth and making Nigeria great again.”
Elucidating further, he added that, under the programme, Nigerian youths will obtain training in welding/fabrication, ship dockyard, yacht maintenance, rail track installation and maintenance, among others.
In his remarks, Antonio Lovecchio noted that the project will help to re-address the future of Nigerian youth.
He expressed his readiness to collaborate with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to achieve his renewed hope agenda in transforming the nation’s economic blueprint for a better Nigeria.
Also, the Director of Training and Foreign Affairs, Mr. Samuel Izekor, reiterated the determination of IYAMIDR to deliver on the project and build a better nation in the midst of a dwindling economy.