FMN sub­sidiary ini­ti­ates youth em­pow­er­ment ini­tia­tive

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - INDUSTRY -

FLOUR Mills of Nige­ria Plc (FMN) Group, through one of its di­vi­sions, Niger Mills, Cal­abar, has ini­ti­ated a youth ca­pac­ity devel­op­ment train­ing and em­pow­er­ment pro­gramme in part­ner­ship with the Fed­eral Govern­ment’s In­dus­trial Train­ing Fund (ITF).

This move ac­cord­ing to the com­pany is aimed at de­vel­op­ing and em­pow­er­ing youths in Nige­ria to re­al­ize their am­bi­tions and con­trib­ute im­mensely to na­tional devel­op­ment.

Speak­ing at a brief cer­e­mony in Cal­abar, Cross River to un­veil the first set of ben­e­fi­cia­ries of the pro­gramme, the Com­pany Sec­re­tary/ Di­rec­tor, Le­gal ser­vices, Flour Mills of Nige­ria Plc, Joseph Umolu, in a state­ment, dis­closed that the youth devel­op­ment pro­gramme is part of the com­pany’s Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity projects and an on­go­ing com­mu­nity-based process to avail young peo­ple with the com­pe­ten­cies and so­cial skills re­quired to be­come pro­duc­tive mem­bers of the so­ci­ety.

He dis­closed fur­ther that, in ad­di­tion to the skills ac­qui­si­tion train­ing, each ben­e­fi­ciary will be paid a monthly stipend dur­ing the pe­riod of the train­ing which is ex­pected to last be­tween six months and one year.

On his part, the Gen­eral Man­ager, Niger Mills Cal­abar, Chris­ti­aan Raut­en­bach, said the com­pany is com­mit­ted to­wards im­prov­ing the stan­dard of liv­ing of the peo­ple in the en­vi­rons where it op­er­ates.

He also stated that Nige­ria Mill would con­tinue to in­vest in projects that pos­i­tively im­pact on our en­vi­ron­ment.

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