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NCDMB launch 8 weeks training of 500 Bayelsa youths on GSM phone repairs, software and entrepreneurship

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has started educating 500 Bayelsa State youths on GSM phone technology in a bold effort to lower the high rate of youth unemployment in Bayelsa State.

After eight weeks of apprenticeship the NCDMB will then provide them with hardware repair tools, shops, and financial support to help them launch their careers.

The program was defined as “a strategic intervention between the NCDMB and the Bayelsa State Government” by the Executive Secretary of NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote, during the kick-off ceremony held in Yenagoa.

The head of NCDMB explained that the training is an important project under the Technical Capacity Development Pillar of the Nigerian Content 10-year strategic roadmap and that its goal is to increase the capacities of young Nigerians in the oil and gas and ancillary sectors so that they can become independent and self-employed.

A salary of N30,000.00 per month and N60,000.00 at exit are also promised to trainees in addition to the start-up package.

Senator Douye Diri, the governor of Bayelsa State, praised the NCDMB for the initiative and urged the trainees to make the most of the chance. He claimed that the Prosperity Agenda of the current administration in the state placed a focus on the development of skills and vocational training that might help recipients become wage earners and independent. In Bayelsa State, “phones are everywhere, and they develop issues,” he continued.

Similar trainings have been held by the NCDMB in several states across the nation, including Kano, Yobe, Cross River, and Bauchi States.

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