THE Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG has inaugurated its 2019 Youths Empowerment Scheme, YES, for 89 youths across its host communities.
The company’s Manager, Community Relations and Sustainable Development, Godson Dienyen, during the inauguration in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, said that NLGN has through its YES, empowered 900 beneficiaries in various livelihood skills since 2004 takeoff of the initiative.
“24 beneficiaries are to do catering and hotels management, 17 for automotive and advanced welding,16 enrolled into farm management while 15 will undergo photography and video production. “The courses range from 3 to 6 month of intensive training plus 3 months of post set up practical training.”
According to Dienyen, last year, 84 beneficiaries were enrolled and all graduated and were set up. Many of them have carved a niche for themselves in their various disciplines.
NLNG, operating in Bonny, Rivers state, has earned the International CSR award for ‘Best Company in Poverty Alleviation’ from SERAS, over the company’s use of YES to propel youths from the company’s110 host and pipeline communities out of poverty.