By Lawal Dogara
In furtherance of its commitment to improve the lives of the people in its host communities, Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) today graduated 120 youths on various trades of their choice.
The training which was tagged “KRPC Youth Empowerment and Skills Acquisition
programme (YESAP)” trained the youth in the following trades: Carpentry, Beauty Therapy, Auto Mechanics, spray painting, Auto Panel beating, poultry and fishery, plumbing, welding, fashion and textile design, printing and electrical work among others.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony in Kaduna, the Ag. Managing Director of KRPC, Dr.
Bafred Enjugu said the exercise is aimed at assisting the youth with a view to making them self reliant.
According to him, since the introduction of the programme five years ago so far 525
youths have benefitted from the exercise.
Dr. Enjugu disclosed that all the 120 graduates will be supported with cash/tools to enable them continue to practice what they were taught at YESAP.
In his speech, the Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yero commended
KRPC for the training saying the exercise would greatly help toward complimenting the State Government’s effort on poverty alleviation programme.
He said his administration is committed toward assisting/empowering the youth
through various form of training.
Governor Yero who spoke though his Deputy Ambassador Nuhu Bajoga appealed to organizations to emulate KRPC to enable them render contribution as part of their corporate social responsibility in the state.
One of the graduates, Comfort Musa commended the Management of KRPC for organizing
the training and promise to use the trade she acquired for the overall development of herself, the society and the state as a whole.