The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has declared that job creation which seeks to generate mass employment opportunities for unskilled and unemployed Nigerians has fully begun under the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The acting director-general of the agency, Mr. Kunle Obayan, revealed this yesterday in Kano during the disbursement of resettlement loans to graduates of the NDE’s Vocational Skills Development Programme.
Represented by the state NDE coordinator, Malam Aliyu Abubakar Bichi, Obayan said about 430 beneficiaries in 17 states in the country have received training in various skills.
“After this event, 30 new small scale businesses would have been injected into the economy of the state,” he said, adding that participants from the remaining 18 states and the FCT would soon receive the same empowerment.
In his remarks, the state coordinator said the beneficiaries had undergone vocational training in trades such as auto- mechanics, carpentry, fashion design and mobile phone repairs among others.
Bichi said 50 women were trained in tie and dye while 10 people received the sum of N150, 000 as loan under the Commercial Farmers Training Programme, adding that 14 unemployed graduates have also been engaged to coach hundreds of young people who have deficiencies in their examinations results such as GCE, NECO, WAEC and UTME.