In its efforts to tackle the unabated problems of unemployment in the country, the federal government through the National Directorate Employment has role out jobs activities for unemployed persons in Ondo state.
Dr. Nasiru Ladan, the Director-General, National Directorate of Employment made the disclosure at the orientation and flag-off of the 2018 Basic National Open Apprenticeship Training Scheme (B-NOAS) of the directorate in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
Ladan, in his address presented by the state coordinator Mr. Rufus Ilori, reiterated the determination of the federal government under the leadership of President Mohammadu Buhari, to empower youths through articulated programmes especially skills acquisition which is regarded as a tool for employability and poverty reduction.
While highlighting some of the job activities the NDE set to implement immediately in the state, the NDE boss enthused that the engaging young artisans will be the next generators of cosmetology products producers, corporate farmers, hairdressers among others.
He added that before long, they will through the multiplier effect, create several thousand other jobs and impacting on the real sector of the economy.
Earlier, the state coordinator, Rufus Ilori, disclosed that a total number of 300 trainees would undergo a 3-months intense training in three NDE/MDG skill centres situated in the state.