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NDE To Train 30 Youths On Environmental Beautification In Sokoto

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NDE To Train 30 Youths On Environmental Beautification In Sokoto

BY ANKELI EMMANUEL, Sokoto

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has  flagged off orientation for 30 unemployed youths in Sokoto on environmental beautification. 

Given hints on the training objectives, Sokoto State Coordinator of NDE, Mustapha Aliyu Goniri admonished participants to see themselves as future employers of labour. 

Goniri who divulged that self employment through skill acquisition is the best way to go, encouraged participants to consider themselves lucky to have been selected from amongst many unemployed youths for the training. 

The State Coordinator of NDE also assured participants that they will be certificated at the end of the 3 months training, adding however that, their log books will be checked by the monitoring and evaluation team that will rate them at the end of the 3 months.

“Training is the key to perfection. However should any participant is found wanting or absent from place of engagement any day that supervisor would come from Abuja such a person is automatically out of the training””. Goniri warned.  

Presenting his keynote address, the Director General of NDE, Abubakar Nuhu Fipko said the 2023 Environmental Beautification Training Scheme (EBTS) is yet another practical expression to their statutory mandate of creating mass employment opportunities for both skilled and unskilled persons in Nigeria. 

Fikpo, who was represented by the Sokoto State Coordinator of NDE, Mustapha Goniri said the 30 trainees will acquire knowledge in enviromatal beautification, sanitation and protection of environment.

Continuing, he added that they will be trained on hard landscaping, such as interlocking, soft landscaping such as flowering and plastic of Paris (POS) within the three months duration of the exercise. 

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While noting that each participant will be given 5000 in each of the 3 months of the training, Malam Fipko assured that there will be demand for their services at the end of the training. 

“”May I advise participants to please be good ambassadors of NDE in the places of their posting, ensure you comply with rules and regulations, follow the workshop safety precautions, be punctual and obedient and also remain committed to your trainings”” Fipko told the 30 participants. 

Speaking on his part, the Sokoto State NDE Head of Human Resources Department, 

Ibrahim Bello Magaji in his goodwill message encouraged participants to be punctual, adding that it is the soul of every successful business. 

Earlier in his welcome address, the Head of Department, of Special Public Work’s, Jibril Yunusa assumed that the scheme will promote enviromental renewal. 

Responding to the training, one of the participants, AliyuYusuf Alkamawa in a vote of thanks on behalf of others Aliyu Yusuf assured that they will devote their time and ensure that they come out better than before.

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