NDE Trains 500 Youths In Enugu

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The National Directorate of Employment, NDE, has trained no fewer than 500 youths in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State this year.

The state Coordinator of NDE, Mr Nnamdi Asomugha, told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN in Enugu on Monday that the youths were trained in various skills under its “schools-on-wheel” vocational training programme.

He said 200 of the beneficiaries had been resettled by the NDE with the assistance of the local government administration.

Asomugha said commercial sex workers were among those trained by the directorate, while 50 widows also benefited from the training.

“We have just concluded training of the widows in trades such as hair dressing, cosmetology, soap and body cream making as well as catering.”

He said that the programme, which was concluded two weeks ago, was in partnership with Emerald Professional Women Ministry, a Youth Based Organisation.

Asomugha urged NGOs, local governments and other stakeholders in youth programmes to partner with the directorate to create self-sustaining jobs for youths in the country.

He said that three skill acquisition centres under the MDGs were created in the state to train at least 100 youths before 31 December

The centres, he added, were at Ogurute in Igboeze-North Local Government Area, Agbani in Nkanu West Local Government Area and Nenwe, in Aninri Local Government Area.

The coordinator said the youth would be trained in GSM repairs, wielding, cosmetology, autotronics, ICT, and computer repairs.

He said that before the end of the year, another batch of 300 youths would be trained, out of which 200 would be trained by the Master Trainers.

Asomugha explained that at each training circle, a minimum of 500 youths were trained.

He urged unemployed youths to use the opportunity provided by NDE programmes to actualise their potential by being self-employed.

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