From Noah Ocheni, Lokoja
The Director General of National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo said the Directorate has commenced a 5-day training and sensitization on entrepreneurship strategies for 50 unemployed youths in Kogi state.
The Director-General who was represented by the Kogi State NDE Coordinator, Mallam Abubakar Zakari, at the flag off ceremony reiterated the resolve of the federal government to lift over 100 million unemployed youths in Nigeria out of poverty.
The training is aimed at providing the trainees with technical knowledge on how to write a bankable feasibility study, mimic market situation and how to raise start-up capital.
The Director-General urged the trainees to make good use of the opportunity offered them by government to better their livelihood.
Mrs. Aliyu Salma Zakari while responding on behalf of the trainees, praised the NDE for its untiring task to fight the monster called unemployment in the country.
She urged her colleagues to take the training very serious inorder to add value to their respective homes and the nation at large.