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FG Begins Youth Training In Edo

FG Begins Youth Training In Edo
Posted: Aug 24, 2016 at 6:29 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Francis Onoiribholo

Benin – To checkmate the growing army of unemployed youths in the country, the Federal Government through the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), has kicked off the training of over 360 youths in Edo State in various vocational skills acquisition.

Mr. Olakunle Obayan, Acting Director General of NDE, while flagging off the Orientation/Sensitisation ceremony of the 360 participants of the 2016 Basic National Open Apprenticeship (B-NOAS) training under the vocational skill development programme (VSD) said the Federal Government is poised to fight unemployment with all available missiles.

Obayan who was represented by Ayo Edegbai Edo State Coordinator of NDE, reiterated that youth constitutes a significant percentage of the unemployed persons in the society which forms a major drawback for nation’s development.

“The National Directorate of Employment is reducing the menace of unemployment by recruiting 360 unemployed youths in the three senatorial districts of Edo State to acquire marketable, productive and functional skills to be employable by organisations of be self-employed.”

She stated that a three-month intensive training in another cycle or environment beatification training scheme (EBTS), conceptualised by the special public works (SPW) department has commenced in the state which involve 25 youths on soft and hard landscaping.