From Umar Dankano,Yola.
A total of 5,274 young men and women have been trained on various skills acquisition schemes by the National Directorate Employment (NDE) in Adamawa state.
State Cordinator of the Directorate in the state,Mallam Mohammed Jimada Ibrahim disclosed the development in an interview in Yola Thursday saying that the trainees were taken in to various vocational and technical training schemes in the first and second quarters of year 2022.
Jimada Ibrahim stated that the trainees were introduced in to Basic business training,Graduate attendant programs,environmental beautification training scheme,small skills enterprise and special public works noting that another category of 380 trainees are currently undergoing various vocational skills training.
Ibrahim added that all these efforts are geared towards reducing rate of unemployment among Nigerians including literates and illiterates with a view to attain self reliance and reduce criminality among the young people in our communities.
He categorised the artisans undergoing the vocational training as 30 attending basic business training,50 artisans in GAP(Graduate attachment program),Environmental beautification training scheme is having 30 trainees as P.O.P training is with another 30 artisans.
He further said soft land scarping unit is training 30 people while post sustainable Agricultural development scheme is training 50 applicants with 50 artisans are undertaking art craft training.
Continuing Ibrahim said another 50 artisans are being trained on quick fix demand driven program as another 50 are on vocational and technical scheme.
The Cordinator confirmed that his directorate is conducting much orientation and sensitisation of their programmes which attracts many applicants for recruitment in the state maintaining that enough manpower and logistics are available at the directorate.
“I’m using this platform to appeal to federal government for more funding as well as urging our teeming youths to embrace skills acquisition in our directorate with a view to attain self reliance.
“We also trained 30 artisans on turning waste to wealth (enviropreneurship) as recruitment opportunities are available in directorate’s offices in Yola South,Mayo-belwa and Michika local government areas in the state”.Jimada Ibrahim said