59 professional trainees from different fields and 17 staff from the Taraba State Water Supply Agency, departed Nigeria on Sunday May 21, for a hands-on training with the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Corporation NCWSC in Kenya.
50 youths from various disciplines which includes civil/water engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, chemical engineers, computer/ICT professionals, scientists, economists, business/commercial management professionals, town/regional planners, accountants and sociologists/public relations personnel training were part of the selected trainees.
Earlier, the State Commissioner for Water Resources, Barr. Emmanuel Gowon, Friday, in a farewell ceremony at the Government House Jalingo Exco Chamber thanked Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku for his efforts in bridging the manpower gap in the water supply sector.
“The selection of these youths was rigorous, adopting the rescue mission grassroots formula aimed at getting the best professional youths out of our communities, and we have gathered young men and women of sound minds who have been screened and found worthy of the assignment”.
The trainees will spend two weeks in Kenya, the second and third batches as the training is expected to end in the first week of July.
Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku advised the trainees to be good ambassadors of the State and also acquire knowledge which would be beneficial to the development of Taraba.