Nigerian Youths Asked To Take Advantage Of NDE Training Programmes

Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin

Nigerian youths have been asked to take advantage of the training programmes of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) to better their lots.

Kwara State Coordinator of NDE, Mr Timothy Aba, who gave the admonition in Ilorin, the state capital, while fielding questions from journalists, stressed the need for them to key into skill acquisition programmes of the agency instead of making themselves available to serve as political thugs during elections and engaging in other social vices, including internet fraud.

The NDE Director, however, harped on the need for the politicians and affluent individuals, as well as corporate organisations to collaborate with the agency in the training of the youths towards making them self reliant.

He disclosed that NDE has trained over 10,000 youths in different skills in Kwara state, adding that some youths even benefited from the agency’s facilities and loan packages as part of NDE’s efforts in making them self sustaining.

Aba further disclosed that over 4,000 enrollees have also acquired training to access Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) loans which would in turn make them become job and wealth creators.

The NDE Coordinator noted that the economy of most countries of the world, particularly China, is growing fast today due to the skills their citizens have acquired and therefore enjoined Nigerian Youths to key into such ventures.

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