NDE Empowers 360 Unemployed Youths In Adamawa

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The director-general National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Kunle Obayan  said NDE management would continue to strengthened it efforts to providing enabling platform  for continues a manpower development and training in the country.

The DG stated this at Public Procurement Management Workshop held Tuesday in Yola,noting that  the efforts of federal government in area of poverty  reduction,employment generation and wealth creation through the machinery of Bureau for Public procurement (BPP) by adopting e-procurement is to ensure transparency in procurement activities

Represented by Umar Ibrahim, director Finance,  the DG said the directorate would uphold the principle of transparency, accountability  and due process  in its procurement activities  as prescribed in the public procurement act.

The workshop, with theme, “Efficient Procurement: A Tool for Transparency and Accountability,”  was jointly organised in collaboration with Rock Edge Consulting Limited is aimed  to strengthened efforts to providing enable platform for continues manpower development training .

The director, Procurement, Abubakar Fikpo expressed concerned that the agency is faced with the task of recovery and prudence in expenditure  or financial transactions in the present economic recession.

He said the goal of adopting national and international best practices in procurement  would not be achieved without expanding the scope  and frontier of the knowledge  of officers involved  in the procurement activities of the directorate can not be achieved .

State coordinator, Ismai’ila Yar’adua  said the directorates in the state provided resettlement items  to 50 graduates  of the basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (NOAS)’, saying 360  unemployed  youths are undergoing  skills training  in seven different skills at the three NDE  skill acquisition Centers  located at Yola, Mayo-Belwa and Michika local government areas of the state.


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