1,5000 Youths Benefits From NDE Skills Acquisition Programme In Kogi

Joseph Amedu, Lokoja

No fewer than 1500 unemployed youths in Kogi state have benefited from the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) skills acquisition programme.

The scheme under her vocational skills development programme is targeted at enabling the beneficiaries acquire skills in various trades for self sustaining.

Addressing News men in his office in Lokoja over the weekend, the state coordinator of NDE, Mall. Zakari Abubakar said that the breakdown comprises of 150 youth who will be trained under a special basic NOAS programme; 300 who will be trained in cosmetology while 50 youths will be recruited and trained in each of the 21 LGAs of Kogi State to acquire skills in various trades like Hairdressing, Fashion and Design, GSM repairs, Aluminum Fabrication and Computer Appreciation for a period of 3 months. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

He stated that during the period of their training, the trainees will be paid monthly stipends while the master tradesmen, who they will be attached to, will also be paid allowances.

According to him, the programme is running simultaneously across all the States and FCT.

He reiterated the desire of the Director General of NDE, Dr. Nasiru Ladan Arugungu to create jobs for the teaming unemployed youths in fulfillment of the mandate of NDE and quest to actualize one of the objectives of the administration of President MuhammedBuhari.

Mr. Igwuesi Onyekwulu who represented the Director vocational skills development department at NDE Headquarter enjoined the trainees to take their training seriously as it has the potential of uplifting their living standard.

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