Ondo State Government and OSOPADEC have begin plans to train youths from the Commission’s mandate areas on solar power development and inverter installation.
This was made known on Thursday when the Chairman received in his office the Honourable Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Engineer Razaq Obe.
The visit was aimed at strengthening mutual relationships and to seek for the collaboration of the Commission to train selected youths on solar panel and inverter installation.
The proposed training is an initiative of the Ondo State Office of Public Utilities, which handles rural electrification as well as renewable energy in the State.
While soliciting for the Commission’s financial support toward the realization and success of the nobel initiative, Engr. Rasaq Obe disclosed that the program will be of immense benefit to youths across Ondo State, including those from the OSOPADEC mandate areas.
According to Engr. Obe, not less than 100 youths from the OSOPADEC mandate areas would be selected for the vocational training. The participants would also be provided with working equipments upon the completion of the program.
“I am glad to inform you that we are selecting 100 enthusiastic and motivated youths from the OSOPADEC mandate areas to participate in the upcoming vocational training program.
“The goal of this training program is to equip these young individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue meaningful careers and contribute to the growth of our community.
“We firmly believe that by investing in their future, we can help create a skilled and empowered workforce that will benefit both the trainees and the Community at large”, Engr. Obe said.
Reacting, OSOPADEC Chairman, Hon. Sam Erejuwa lauded Engr. Obe and his team for the initiative which he said tallies with the vision of the Commission.
Erejuwa assured that the Commission under his leadership will always key into programs that will transform the lives of the people in the mandate areas.
In his words: “One of the greatest things that can happen to a Society is investment into the lives of the people, most especially the youths.
“It is at the youthful age that one is agile and capable of fending for oneself, his family members and also contribute to socio- economic development of the Society.
“The proposed training is a welcome idea, and we will be part of it. I can reliably tell you that youths across the various communities in Ilaje and Ese-Odo are highly responsible, purposeful, resilient, enthusiastic and endowed with the spirit of self reliance. They are futuristic and very sensitive to recognise and grab life-changing opportunities”.
Speaking further, Erejuwa commended the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, CON for extending his focus beyond infrastructural development, by also making massive investment in human capital development.
While thanking God for the life of the Governor, Erejuwa assured that his administration will not derail from the ‘REDEEMED Agenda’ of the State Government.