Shell tutors 60 Niger Delta youths in arts and craft

By Post Nigeria April 27, 2015 10:32

Shell tutors 60 Niger Delta youths in arts and craft

The Shell Petroleum Development Company Joint Venture has partnered with the Prof. Bruce Onobrakpeya Training Centre, in Agbarha-Otor, Delta State to train not fewer than 60 young artists from the Niger Delta region in arts and craft.

This was obtained in a statement issued on Sunday by the company, asserting that it will be a two-week training programme which will focus metal construction, ceramics and leather crafts.

The participants will be provided with entrepreneurial opportunities and mentored under Professor Bruce Onobrakpeya, a renowned Nigerian printmaker, painter and sculptor.

The statement quoted the Sustainable Development and Community Relations Manager, SPDC, Mr. Igo Weli, as saying,

    “Through the training tagged: ‘Arts of the Delta,’ our commitment to achieving sustainable development through youth empowerment in the Niger Delta is being realised.”

    The participants were drawn from six states, namely: Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers.

    Weli, who was represented by the company’s Senior Partnership Advisor, Mr. Michael Adande, enjoined the participants to pay full attention to the programme, describing it as “an opportunity to acquire success nuggets from the iconic Onobrakpeya Foundation.”