The Dangote Cement Plc, has commenced the training of youths in technical skills under the tutelage of technical units of Dangote Cement Transport, Obajana.
The participating youth were selected from the host communities of Oyo, Iwaa, Apata and Obajana.
The programme, according to the Plant Director, Dangote Cement Plant, Obajana, JV Gungune, is aimed at empowering the youth and developing entrepreneurial skills around its catchment areas.
Mr. Gungune told newsmen that the youth numbering 23 were mostly secondary school leavers.
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Speaking at the inauguration of the scheme, General Manager, Community Affairs and Special Duties, Ademola Adeyemi, said the trainees are being paid monthly stipends while the training lasts.
Reacting, Divisional Director Transport of the Dangote Cement Plc, Ajay Singh, said some of the areas of training include: auto mechanic, auto electrical, welding and panel beating/fabrication.
The Workshop Manager, Engineer Alfa Adamu, said the trainees were shared into different engineering sections based on their strength and interest, adding that the trainees have so far spent three months.