BY DONATUS NADI, Lafia
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) on Tuesday said that it
would train 30 school leavers and artisans in Nasarawa state on
business management skills in order to enable them become self reliant
and to contribute their quota to the development of the country.
Dr. Nasir Mohammed Ladan, the Director General of NDE made this known
in Lafia in his keynote address at the opening ceremony of five-day
free Basic Business Training(BBT) for 30 school leavers and Artisans
in the state.
Ladan, whose address was presented by the Nasarawa state coordinator
of NDE, Alhaji Dauda Idris Wase, said that the gesture was to enable
the school leavers and Artisans become self reliant and to contribute
their quota to national development.
“Basic Business Training as the name connotes was designed by the
directorate to train artisans and school leaves on the rudimentary
aspects of business management skills, this is because despite being
highly skilled in their chosen vocations.
“Most micro enterprises failed due to the lack of basic business
management skills as the training is also part of the efforts of the
directorate to address the menace of unemployment or underemployment
by new entrants in to informal sector,” he said.
According to him,” The role of the local barbers, shoe shiners, hair
dresser and similar players in the economy cannot be disregarded this
is more so that the small time barber can be become a conglomerate
He tasked the beneficiaries to take the training with seriousness in
order to become self reliance and to contribute their quota to
The DG used the medium to call on unemployed Nigerians to take
advantage of the agency’s various skills acquisition programmes in
order to exit joblessness so as to improve on their standard of
Earlier, Alhaji Dauda Idris Wase, the Nasarawa state coordinator of
the NDE said that the gesture would fight the high rate of
unemployment, poverty which has degenerated in to others anti-social
activities such as crimes, insecurity, armed robbery, drug abuse
trafficking among others.