Retreat: FG trains civil servants in entrepreneurship

Concerned about life after retirement, the Federal Government through the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has embarked on training officers of the Directorate’s Small Business Department on entrepreneurial skills.

The training, which was attended by approximately 45 officers, is consistent with federal government policy direction to improve officer capacity.

NDE Managing Director Mallam Abubakar Fikpo during his opening remarks said it was expected that the training and retraining of officers would provide them with abilities and skills that would prepare them to face the daily challenges faced. in the performance of their duties.

“This training exercise should be a catalyst for all present to prepare them for all subsequent training conducted by the Department.

“This given the particular nature of the ESS department where the agents are resource persons during the training provided by the department.

“Therefore, it is incumbent upon you to ask sly questions to ensure you get clarification on all topics covered in the training as you are all expected to understand and be able to easily train your beneficiaries on all business modules “, did he declare.

The Small Business Department (SSE) Manager, Mr. Apakasa David, the training aims to ensure continuity and sustainability of entrepreneurial skills training within management by filling the gap left by the most qualified and most experienced in the HSE department who are retired or soon to be retired.

He said the training “will also improve the IT proficiency level of HSE officers to effectively teach modules with calculations and ensure high quality of feasibility reports by trainees graduating from NDE training.”

The lead training consultant, Arc. Zubairu Usman said the training is aimed at equipping officials with the skills needed to manage businesses during their post-service period.

“Retirement doesn’t mean you’re dead, in fact some people start making more money in retirement than they did when they were in service.

“We train them to be business developers and business managers, so when they retire and are out of service, they will learn how to start a business, they will now practice it themselves, and they will be engaged in their post-service,” he added.

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