NDE trains 480 young people in entrepreneurial skills
By Sylvanus Viashima Jalingo
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) on Monday started training 480 unemployed youths in different skills to tackle unemployment and end youth unrest in Taraba State.
Mr. Abubakar Fikpo, Director General of the Directorate, noted at the launch ceremony in Jalingo that the three-month training was aimed at reducing the high rate of unemployment and youth unrest in Taraba State.
Represented by Mohammed Musa, the DG said the management felt it was necessary to engage the state’s unemployed youth in skills that would empower them, as the idea would also help reduce the daily rise of insecurity in the state. State.
“Management’s decision to select 480 young people from different communities in Taraba for vocational training today is to ensure that the challenges of youth unemployment which mainly result from social vices are reduced.
“We believe that at the end of this three-month training exercise, these young people would be employers of labor in their various skills both in Taraba and in Nigeria at large. We believe that their skills after training would be able to change the life and level of other future people who might have chosen the role of crime to earn a living,” he said.
Mr. Danjuma Shehu, the State Coordinator of the programme, while encouraging the beneficiaries to see the training as an open door for success in their lives and the future development of their immediate communities, revealed that the Directorate is poised to create employment opportunities for unemployed Nigerians. autonomy.
He challenged grantees to be ambassadors of labor by ensuring that unemployed youths were massively removed from the streets after training for a greater society.
The 480 beneficiaries would be trained in professional trades such as fashion design, footwear and leather goods, mobile phone repairs, catering, computer repairs and many others within three months.