A Youth Group in Niger Delta, the Initiative for Youth Empowerment and Welfare Creation said the recent signing of the Final Investment Decision for the NLNG Train 7 project would boost human capacity and job creation in Niger Delta.
The Train 7 project has the tendency of increasing NLNG capacity by 35% with a twenty billion dollars revenue and creating over 50,000 direct and indirect jobs for the youths of the nation.
The Director of the Initiative for Youth Empowerment and Welfare Creation Abiye George in a statement said the signing of the FID is a headway for actualizing the plan to building Train 8,9,10,11,12 which will increase Nigeria’s LNG potentials.
Abiye George also called on the joint venture partners to collaborate with youth groups, chiefs, and all critical stakeholders to ensure a harmonious environment for the project.
He, however, advised youths in the region to embrace the opportunity and to conduct themselves peacefully before, during and after the project.
”We acknowledge the signing of the FID as a lead way for the execution of the project in actualizing the plan to building Train 8,9,10,11,12 which we hope will increase the nation’s LNG potentials. We call on the JV’s to partner with the youth groups, chiefs and all critical stakeholders to ensure a harmonious environment for the project”.
”Also, we call on young men and women in the region to embrace this opportunity and to conduct themselves peacefully before, during and after the project. Providing them with a working environment that will allow them to deliver the project as at when due, In line with the Federal government quest to create 100 million jobs considering local content skill capacity development”.
”Above all, we demand that operators in the sector bring the development and empowerment of the youth to the centre of their operations. Today, young people in the region face high unemployment rates and a prevalent sense of disenfranchisement, we hope that the coming on stream of this project will be used to curb this trend and to promote access to labour force amongst the youth” he said.