The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has stated that the budgetary allocation to the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in the 2018 budget has been enhanced to enable the Directorate provide the desired services to the unskilled and unemployed in Nigeria
The Minister who gave the assurance in Kaduna during activities marking the NDE Special Day at the 39th Kaduna International Trade Fare, also commended the leadership of the NDE for its commitment to mass employment creation in the country.
Ngige who was represented at the occasion by Alhaji IBRAHIM Jibia, a Director in the Ministry added that under the current leadership of the Directorate, several innovative employment creation initiatives have been introduced.
He expressed confidence in the ability of the NDE to contribute maximally to the reduction of unemployment in the country to tolerable levels.
Ngige added that the Federal Government has equally resolved to support the NDE in the achievement of its statutory mandate through the provision of the needed support as the agency confronts the challenge of mass unemployment.
In his welcome address, the Director-General of the NDE Dr. Nasir Mohammed Ladan, highlighted the various initiatives being implemented by the agency towards addressing unemployment in Nigeria.
He said that over 76,400 unskilled and unemployed persons have been recruited and are about completing training in various vocational skills set across the country.
Dr. Ladan stated that 70 percent of this number are being trained in Cosmetology in line with the demand driven skills training initiative of the Directorate.
Many successful beneficiaries of the Directorate in various small scale business types exhibited their products and services at the fair.
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