By Awayi Kuje
Keffi (Nasarawa), April 27, 2021 The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has commenced the training of 52 unemployed youths under Advanced National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (A-NOAS) and Environmental Beautification Training Scheme (EBTS).
The acting Coordinator of NDE in the state, Mr Rotgak Goden-Go’ar, who said this on Tuesday at an orientation exercise for 52 participants in Lafia, added that the programme was aimed at making the youth in the state self-reliant.
He said that the programme, which would involve a three-month training on soft and hard landscaping and POP, would enable the youth contribute their own quota to national development.
The NDE coordinator said that the agency was determined to train the youth in different skill acquisition programmes so that they too could become employers of labour.
He said that the programme was designed to upgrade the knowledge and practice of the skills which the participants already had.
Goden-Go’ar said that the orientation exercise was meant to guide and sensitise the beneficiaries to be conversant with the roles of NDE.
“The participants will undergo three months of advanced training in their chosen skills for better efficiency.
“It is also to educate the beneficiaries on the code of conduct as well as the dos and don’ts of the scheme.
“They will be counselled on the danger inherent in unemployment and the need to acquire skills for self- reliance.
“A total of 52 participants are engaged in these two schemes,” he said, urging the beneficiaries to take the training with all seriousness.
He called for an effective collaboration with the agency in order to reduce youth restivenesss and unemployment in the country.
Also speaking, Chairman of the occasion, Mr Yakubu Kwanta, commended the agency for training the youth in the state in different skill acquisition and called for its sustenance.
Kwanta, who is the Special Adviser to the Governor on Youths and Sports Development, assured of the Gov. Abdullahi Sule-administration’s commitment to tackling youth restiveness and improving the standard of living of the people of the state.
Responding on behalf of other beneficiaries, , Mr Mohammed Adamu, thanked NDE for the gesture and promised that they would be good ambassadors of the scheme.