NDE commences Vocational Training for Over Twenty Thousand Youths Across the Country.
Written by tobi adejare on January 28, 2020
WRITTEN BY YESIRAT APAKALA
As part of efforts to tackle unemployment in the country, the National Directorate of Employment, NDE, has commenced vocational training for over twenty thousand Nigerian youths across the thirty six states of the federation.
The Director-General of NDE, Dr. Nasir Ladan made this known at the opening of a vocational training program for youths in Lagos.
Dr. Ladan who was represented by the Lagos State Coordinator, Mrs. Edward Serina explained that it was time for Nigerian youths, especially women, to wake up to the reality of life by opening their eyes to employment opportunities around them.
The representative of the Head of Department, Vocational Skills Development, Mrs. Modesta Ezekun noted that thousands of youths were roaming the streets looking for white-collar jobs, ignorant of the fact that they are surrounded by opportunities that could make them self-employed.
She explained that for the country to make progress in tackling poverty and reducing unemployment, Nigerians need to embrace vocational skills in order to become self reliant and employers of labor rather than job seekers.
In his remark, the President, Trainers Forum, Mr. Michel Ademosun advised the trainees to be focused and maximize the opportunity given to them .