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Artists' training to enhance development in the Delta

29 April 2015, 08:35Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Some 60 young artists from the Niger Delta are to undergo training at the Professor Bruce Onobrakpeya Training Centre in Agbarha-Otor in the state.

The initiative is the brainchild of the Shell Petroleum Development Company Joint Venture and the Bruce Onobrakpeya Foundation.

The two-week training will focus on metal construction, ceramics (pottery) and leathercrafts.

Participants will be provided entrepreneurial opportunities and mentoring under Prof. Bruce Onobrakpeya, a renowned Nigerian printmaker, painter and sculptor.

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SPDC’s Senior Partnership Advisor, Michael Adande, said the training was aimed at achieving sustainable development in the Niger Delta area.

“Through the training tagged “Arts of the Delta”, our commitment is to ensure sustainable development through youth empowerment in the Niger Delta is being realized,” Weli said.

He enjoined the participants to give their full attention to the programme.

"It is an opportunity to acquire success nuggets from the iconic Onobrakpeya Foundation,” said Weli.

The participants are made up of academically-trained and non-academically-trained artists from Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers States.

- CAJ News


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