National Directorate of Employment, NDE, in Nasarawa state has commenced the training of 750 unemployed youths in different vocational skills to enable them become self reliant and contribute their quota to the development of the state and the country.
State Coordinator of the agency, Alhaji Dauda Idris-Wase, disclosed this at the weekend during the orientation exercise for new trainees of the basic national open apprecticeship scheme in Lafia.
He explained that the orientation exercise was organised to educate the new trainees of the on opportunities available in the scheme, pointing out that self employment, economic freedom, confidence building, and re-orientation of values were some of the benefits of the scheme.
According to him, B-NOAS was a three months skills acquisition training programme in different vocational skills including catering, tailoring, fashion design, interior decoration, plumbing and pipe fittings, among others.
Wase maintained that a total of 750 were recruited from across the 13 Local Government Areas of the state and will undergo the skills acquisition training in their respective LGA headquarters by December.
He urged the beneficiaries to live up to expectations in order to justify government’s huge investment in the scheme and for the beneficiaries to excel in life.
The state coordinator called for cooperation and synergy from stakeholders, state government, NGOs in order to tackle unemployment and youths creativeness in the country.
He commended the management of the scheme under the headship of its Director- General, Dr Nasiru Ladan Argungu for providing all the necessary requirement for a successful training.
Also speaking, the Chairman of the Occasion, Alhji Ahmed Suleiman-Wambai, who is the immediate past Vice Chairman, North Central of All Progressives Congress, APC, urged the beneficiaries to take the training with all seriousness in order to excel in life.
Responding, Safiya Abdullahi, a beneficiary, who spoke on behalf of others promised to be good ambassadors of the scheme.