Borno to Collaborate with Chinese Firm

Borno State government is to collaborate with a Chinese firm, the 18th Bureau Group Limited, to train its civil engineers, Governor Kashim Shettima has said.
This is contained in a statement issued in Maiduguri and signed by Malam Isa Gusau, the Special Adviser to Shettima on Communication.
The statement said Shettima disclosed this after a visit to the company’s headquarters in Liulin Hext District, Tianjin, about 100 km from Beijing.
The statement said the governor, who was in China, visited the company to explore areas of collaboration.
It said that during the meeting between the parties, it was agreed that engineers and other construction workers from the state would be trained on road construction and repairs.
“The state will send civil engineers on attachment to the company in China to gain experience under the arrangement.
“The trainees will include fresh graduates and engineers with some level of experience,” the statement quoted the governor as saying.
The statement said the training would enable the trainees to acquire practical knowledge and skills in construction “to prepare ground for the remodelling of the state in the nearest future, through road construction.”

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