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NDE equips 1,000 youths in Edo State

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The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has flagged-off training for 1,000 youths and women in Benin under the Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme and the School on Wheels Scheme for self-reliant.

The Director General of NDE, Nasir Argungu said the training involved intensive skill acquisition training in different trades modules over a period of three months 

Argungu, who was represented by the state’s co-ordinator of NDE, Ayo Edegbai, said the training would equip them with aggressive and up-to-date marketable vocational skills.He added that as such, it would enable them to enter the road to self-reliance, self-actualisation and self-fulfilment. 

According to him: “The skills set include fashion design, beauty therapy, upholstery, cosmetology, hair dressing, POP, shoe making, GSM/CCTV and ICT among others

“The training will be intensive and practical oriented. The School of Wheels Training is taking place at Idogbo, Ikpoba-Okha local Government council in the state.”He listed the NDE programmes as Vocational Skills Development (VSD), Small Scale Enterprise programme (SSE), Rural Empowerment Promotion Programme (RRP) and Social Public Works Programme (SPW).

Argungu, who hinted that over 60,000 youths have been trained under VSD programme in the state, added that the fight to eradicate poverty and unemployment cannot be tackled by the government alone, hence the NDE activities which have been structured to allow for collaboration with well meaning individuals and organizations. Argungu enjoined the trainees to make use of the opportunity to acquire the skills.

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