By Cletus Opukeme. Warri
National President of the Urhobo Progressive Union (UPU) Chief Moses Taiga has commended the Principal and Chief Executive officer of Petroleum Training Institute ,(PTI) Effurun, Warri, Dr. Henry A. Adimula for training Sixty seven (67) Urhobo youths selected from the 24 Urhobo kingdoms in Delta state.
UPU President made the commendation who was represented by Chief (Capt.) Anthony Onoghorigho at the closing ceremony/ certificates presentation of the three months computer competency skill acquisition at the auditorium of the institute, thanking the principal for the kind gesture for empowering Urhobo youths in free capacity building training programme.
UPU national President said that new principal had displayed as a true capacity leader who engaged Urhobo youths across all the kingdoms to change the standard of living of these youths, thereby, making them to be useful with a skill to fend for themselves.
Taiga tasked the beneficiaries to put good use of the computer skill to touch the lives of other youths in the society in a positive way.
UPU youth wing national President, Comrade Ebireri Ovie also extolled the virtues of the principal Dr. Henry Adimula for displaying a leader with a difference for extending a capacity empowerment training to Urhobo youths across all kingdoms. He prayed to the principal and management of PTI for God’s protection He also charged the beneficiaries to promote the ideals of the institute and the Urhobo nation by putting positive use of skill acquisition programme.
The Principal and Chief Executive officer of PTI, Dr. Henry A. Adimula expressed satisfaction for the success of the skill acquisition training. He said that the effort is to give back to the Urhobo nation as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) to build manpower and capacity development as essentials of the institute at all ramification, especially in oil and Gas industry.
Adimula noted that he hoped to sustain the capacity building training programme annually to take many youths away from the street and make them useful members in their immediate families and the society in line with the PTI capacity training objectives.
He asserted that the information Technology ( ICT) age, and the world currently is being driven by information. That training the youths in in information technology is by turning them like a global currency that is useful and generally accepted.
He charged the beneficiaries to be useful to themselves, when white collar job may not be readily available
High point of the ceremony was the formal presentation of certificates to the beneficiaries with which three best performed students Mr. Bigila Abednego 76.57 , Mr. Uborn Ruyina Susan 75.00 and Ibini Eyarista Oboghene- 76.29 (both scored distinction) were offered brand new laptops by the Urhobo cultural Association of PTI staff as rewards for their hard work.
The top scorers and beneficiaries Bigila Abednego , Mr. Uborn Ruyina Susan and Ibini Eyarista Oboghene who spoke on behalf of the trainees thanked the management of PTI, the Urhobo progressive Union for making it possible them to enjoy the free computer competency training. The beneficiaries prayed to God to bless them and pledged to make good use of the opportunity given to them to provide job for themselves and create job for others in the society.