By G9ija

The National Engineering and Technical Company (NETCO) has facilitated the training of 17 unemployed graduates from Iru community in Victoria Island Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State.

The youth, who were trained in agribusiness (crop and livestock farming), Information Communication Technology as well as catering and craft, graduated on Wednesday after a three-month residential training programme at the Oluponna Fish Farming and Resource Foundation (OFFER) Centre, Iwo, in Osun State.

Mr Usman Baba, managing director, NETCO, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), said the company would continue to make positive contributions to its host community.

He said the objective of the NETCOPRENEUR programme was to create youth empowerment for the benefit of the indigenes of Iruland.

The managing director, represented by Mrs Iyabo Ayobami-Ojo, manager, Public Affairs, NETCO, advised the graduands to be honest and creative to stand out and be successful in their businesses.

Princess Rasheedat Adu, chairperson, Iru-Victoria Island LCDA, represented by the Council’s Secretary, Taofeek Abiola, lauded the cordial relationship between NETCO and the host community.

Speaking on behalf of the graduands, Mr Turner Ibrahim, thanked NETCO and OFFER Centre for the opportunity given to them, promising that they would use it for the betterment of the nation.