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The Chairman of Niger Delta Development Commission, Distinguished Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba has stated that the Commission would partner with Innoson Kiara Academy in training Niger Delta Youths. The Chairman stated this on Friday, Feb 23rd 2018 when he paid a courtesy call to Chief Dr Innocent Chukwuma OFR at his Nnewi office.

During the inspection visit at the Nnewi center of Innoson Kiara Academy, the training arm of Innoson Group which currently has students from the Presidential Amnesty Office, Ndoma-Egba stated that the commission would partner with the academy to train thousands of Niger Delta Youths and would start immediately with about 100 youths. He emphasized that the training of Niger Delta Youths has become a necessity because, NDDC wants to groom another kind of militants in the region; militants of knowledge, militants of creativities, militants who will be job creators, militants who will develop and build their region.

Also during the factory tour of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Co Ltd, the NDDC Chairman was amazed that the Innoson factory was not just assembling vehicles but was actually manufacturing made-in-Nigeria vehicles. He therefore promised Dr Chukwuma that NDDC would lead other government agencies and parastatals in patronizing Innoson Vehicles. He stated that since the Federal Government has made a law mandating government agencies and departments to patronize local contents, NDDC will champion it.

In his remarks, Innocent Chukwuma thanked the chairman of NDDC for his visit and assured him that the academy has the capacity both in terms of space and human resource to deliver quality training to the Niger Delta Youths that will make them outstanding. Chukwuma also stated that presently the academy has graduated about 400 ex-agitators who many of them are performing greatly in different parts of the country. He further thanked the NDDC Chairman on his promise to patronize Innoson Vehicles, stating that if other departments and agencies does so, that Innoson Vehicle will become one of the greatest vehicle manufacturing company in the world.