Presidential Amnesty Programme Kickstarts TEM Training With 400 Ex-Agitators


By Caleb Tamunosaki

The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has kick started the implementation of its special training programme christened ‘Train, Employ and Mentor’ (TEM).

A statement by the Head of Media of the PAP, Mr. Nneota Egbe, stated that the Interim Administrator, Col Miland Dikio (retd) commenced the new training Programme with 400 ex-agitators at Bradama International Skills Work Limited in Agadagba-Obon, Arogbo, Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Monday.

The seven-month training was designed to cover four areas of building, Electrical/Solar Inverter Installation, Mechanical and General Studies.

The statement quoted Dikio as having said that the deployment was in line with the promise he made to the ex-agitators in the New Year and urged them to take advantage of it to create a future of economic prosperity for themselves.

He explained that the TEM scheme was a well-thought-out training model deliberately designed to equip the beneficiaries with the necessary skills and provide a sustainable means of livelihood for them.

Dikio, urged the delegates to avoid any conduct that would derail their participation in the seven-month training programme.

He stated that his commitment to bring sustained peace and economic prosperity to the region can not falter.

Also speaking, the Head of Reintegration at PAP, Alfred Kemepado, said there were numerous employment opportunities for persons found worthy in character and learning after the training.

Kemepado explained that while some of the beneficiaries would be employed at the Bradama International Skills Work Limited as part of the TEM agreement, others would have the opportunity to work in multinational companies.

On his part, the Managing Director of Bradama International Skills Work Limited, Bibopere Ajube alias Shoot-at-Sight, commended Dikio for the TEM initiative and urged the trainees to be inspired by his success story and strive to be better than him.

Ajube said, “If you don’t work hard you can’t achieve anything. So, make up your mind today that you will make it. Look at me, I took a decision to succeed and look at where I am today. Always think of your children, what are you offering your children for their lives to be better”?


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