42 NDE trainees get starter packs in Kogi

42 trainees have received a starter pack kit from the National Directorate of Employment, NDE, following their completion of a skill acquisition training in Kogi State.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 42 trainees had participated in the Community Based Training Scheme, CBTS, and upon graduation, got the starter packs and vocational tools to promote self-employment of young Nigerians.

The distribution, held at Kogi NDE office provided the enablement for skill acquisition for the participants, who have demonstrated commitment to the training.

The Director General, Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo who was represented by the State Coordinator, Mr Ibidun Abiodun-Amos said the program was part of the directorate’s effort to tackle unemployment through the development of vocational skills among the unemployed in Nigeria, commending graduands who excelled in the course of the training.

“Holding this ceremony in Kogi means we have inaugurated the empowerment program in the North-Central of the country.

“I urge the beneficiaries of the skill acquisition training to put into practice the knowledge acquired, for self-reliance, employment generation, wealth creation and poverty reduction,” Fika said.

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The representative of the Kogi Government, Balogun Simeon, charged the beneficiaries to be enterprising, creative and strive for business innovation in their respective endeavors, to attract high patronage.

The facilitator of the program from Vocational Skills Development Department, NDE headquarters, Abuja, Nuhu Umar reminded the beneficiaries of the government’s vision of creating jobs for Nigerians.

Umar urged them to support the NDE’s drive to accomplish its mandate of improving productivity in the informal sector of the economy.

Head, Vocational Skills Development, in Kogi, Malam Abubakar Adam called on the graduands to embrace the ‘golden opportunity’ NDE training offers young business owners, to benefit from the Federal Government’s intervention in vocational skills development.

“It is geared towards the economic improvement of all Nigerians.

“As skilled trainees, you should consider the scheme as a means to an end.

“This is because people like Dangote started from somewhere and with determination, today, he is a reference point in international business as a top player in manufacturing in Nigeria,” he said.

One of the graduands, Mrs Fausat Yusuf, appreciated the Federal Government for the gesture and promised that they would contribute meaningfully to the economic development of the country.

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