By Agene AKHERE, Benin
In a bid to provide employment for youths and the people of Oben Community, the Nigeria National Fitters Association (NNFA) has called on governments at all levels to implement the Local Content Policy.
This was revealed by Mr. Uyi Omoragbon, Chairman of NNFA in Oben, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State, during the official inauguration of the newly-elected executives of the association.
He explained that if the Local Content Policy is put in place by the government, the involvement of expatriates in most of the job being done in the engineering sector would be reduced if not totally eradicated thereby creating more job opportunities for the people.
According to him, “We have competent and qualified welders and fitters who have worked outside Nigeria and are working here presently. They have been tested and are capable of taking on responsibilities.
“But when you see it, you will not believe it. So, we are appealing to both the state and federal governments to come to our aid by ensuring that something is done about the Local Content Policy so that something reasonable can be achieved through our talents.”
The Edo Zonal Secretary, Mr. Gabriel Asuelimen, urged the executive members to work assiduously to ensure the success of the central unit.
He advised the newly-elected chairman to operate an open door policy just as he charged members of the NNFA to work together as one in order to ensure success.
The zonal secretary also emphasised the need for monthly meeting saying it wasnecessary for a way forward.
Responding on behalf of the newly-elected executives, Omoragbon, expressed gratitude to members of the association for the confidence reposed in him and promised to work with the constitution of the association as well as with other members.