ABUJA – Schneider Electric, a renowned French electricity firm, has offered employment to 15 out of the 30 Nigerian engineers undergoing training in Power Management in France.
This is contained in a statement in Abuja on Saturday by Mr Marcel Hochet, Managing Director, Schneider Electric Nigeria Ltd.
The statement said Hochet made the disclosure to the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Chairman, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Mr Kingsley Kuku, when he visited him in Abuja.
According to the statement, the graduates, after their one year training in November, will be engaged as qualified technicians at Schneider Electric’s facilities in Port Harcourt.
It said the company would also undertake to find employment for the remaining trainees not selected for placement with any of its electrical contracting partners in Nigeria.
The statement said that Hochet commended the Federal Government’s commitment to the Amnesty Programme, adding that the company was honoured to be associated with it.
It also quoted Kuku as saying that he was elated by the job offer and described Schneider Electric as wonderful partners in the growth and development of the power sector in Nigeria.
“The President, Goodluck Jonathan, will be delighted when this is transmitted to him.
“It is a confirmation of the great job the present administration is doing to build the capacity and transform the youths in the country.
“By this development, Schneider Electric has struck a strong partnership with Nigeria and its government.
“We are thankful to the company for not only giving our youth quality technical training, but for also going further to engage them and in the process transforming their lives.
“We urge other firms doing business with the government and its agencies in Nigeria to emulate this wonderful gesture by Schneider Electric,” the statetment added.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the training was being done at the Isaac Boro training facility in France under the auspices of the Presidential Amnesty Programme. (PAP) (NAN)