123 Ogoni indigenes to be trained by HYPREP on electrical 


Another batch of 123 Ogonis will soon commence a training program designed to equip them on electricals in preparation for the coming Ogoni Power Project.   

The training is to commence Monday at the Skills Development Center of the Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic in Bori, headquarters of Khana local government area of Rivers state.

The training programme which is facilitated by the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP)  is for Ogoni cizens drawn from the four local government of Eleme, Gokana, Khana and Tai of the state. 

Giving details of the training programme Sunday in Port Harcourt, John Yowika, the Managing Director of Petro Extra Energy Services, a COREN Certified Consulting Firm, said his company had been engaged by HYPREP to localise training of  Ogonis with such skills that would enable them participate in aspects of the Ogoni Power Project.

Yowika who said the first batch of the training had earlier been concluded at Sakpenwa in  October 2023, added that the training is for Ogoni persons who are electricians, artisans, including those with bachelors, masters, and PhD from Ogoni.