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Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo has said that his vision of creating a Job Placement and International Partners Engagement Unit (JP-IDPE) last year has started yielding results.
He stated this in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, at the opening ceremony of a Train the Trainer (ToT) training on Nigeria Agricultural Enterprise Curriculum for 20 graduate beneficiaries of the Amnesty Programme.
The training programme is fully funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) Nigeria, and organized in partnership with the Presidential Amnesty Programme by Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE), a non-profit project sponsored by UK-DFID.
He disclosed that in a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Amnesty Office, MADE agreed among others, to facilitate linkage between the Presidential Amnesty Programme and service providers working within its fisheries and poultry sector; provide a Train the Trainer (ToT) training for 20 beneficiaries of the Amnesty Programme, and select the best five beneficiaries from the NAEC ToT programme for further training for them to become master trainers.
To ensure that the project is sustained, Dokubo said beneficiaries would be certified as Amnesty Programme training consultants in all vocational and empowerment refresher programmes of Agric-based contracts, and future agric training programmes.
The Office will make it a criterion to utilize trained MADE beneficiaries as a requisite for their contract liabilities and payments.
Source; Daily Trust