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Enugu government, firm to train students on water technology

By Silver Nwokoro
11 November 2021   |   3:27 am
The Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi administration in Enugu State is collaborating with an indigenous engineering firm, Fordmarx Nigeria Limited, and its foreign partner, Lorentz Germany,...

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The Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi administration in Enugu State is collaborating with an indigenous engineering firm, Fordmarx Nigeria Limited, and its foreign partner, Lorentz Germany, to organise a two-week free training on sustainable water technology for graduate engineers and technologists in the South East.

According to a statement by the Managing Director of Fordmarx, Dr. Clifford Nnaji, the training, tagged ‘Train the Trainer/Capacity Building Programme on Sustainable Water Technology’, will focus on borehole drilling, water treatment and plant, renewable energy, irrigation and fire fighting/fire hydrant.

Fordmarx is handling the comprehensive rehabilitation of the 9th Mile Crash Programme in Enugu executed by Ugwuanyi’s administration, after over 30 years since the water project was abandoned in the state. 

The water scheme, which involves the rehabilitation and conversion of 13 industrial boreholes to solar power to ensure availability and sustainability of water reticulation to Enugu metropolis, is over 90 per cent completed.

Nnaji, in the statement, disclosed that the training, which is part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), would hold from November 23 to December 3, 2021 at The Base Event Centre, Independence Layout, Enugu, from 8.00am to 5.00pm daily. 

He added that the training would equip candidates with required skills in the areas of focus, stating that eligible candidates for the programme must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years with a minimum qualification of National Diploma (ND) in engineering and related fields.

Revealing that the participants will be issued certificates at the end of the training “which will enable them to work within the industry”, the MD advised interested candidates to send their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) to: Capacitybuildingcsr@fordmarx.com.