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NDE trains 420 youths from Kebbi in computer programming, motorcycle repairs, other skills


NDE trains 420 youths from Kebbi in computer programming, motorcycle repairs, other skills

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has started training of 420 unemployed youths under its Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (BNOAS).

The Acting Director- General (D-G) of NDE, Malam Abubakar Fikpo, speaking at the orientation programme for the trainees in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday, said the training was aimed at assisting the trainees to acquire skill order to be self – reliant.

He said,” The training is in line with the directorate’s mandate of reducing unemployment in the country.

“It is the statutory mandate of the NDE to train unemployed persons in order for them to acquire skills and become self- reliant as well as become productive members of the society.

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Fikpo, who was represented by the state Coordinator of the directorate, Alhaji Abdullahi Danjuma Machika, added that the Federal Government had invested huge amount of money in the training to ensure its success.

He , therefore, urged the trainees to pay attention to their trainers so that they would justify government’s investment on them.

According to him, the training, witch is expected to last for three months, includes, trending skills such computer programing, tailoring, motorcycle repairs, hairdressing, barbing, vulcanizing, among others.

Earlier, the Vocational Skills Development Department’s Representative, Malam Mamman Abubakar, enjoined the trainees to take the training seriously.

Abubakar advised the trainees to obey their master trainers and ensure that they observe the Covid-19 protocol.

Some of the trainees when interviewed, thanked the NDE and it’s management for giving them the opportunity to learn a skills and promised to put in their best to actualise their aspirations.

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