The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has inducted 50 youths in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for training, under its Environmental Beautification Training Scheme (EBTS).
LEADERSHIP gathered that the training scheme is part of the federal government programmes to create jobs for unemployed school leavers and dropouts, through training and development in landscaping service chain.
Speaking during a one-day induction/orientation ceremony in Bwari town yesterday, the director general of NDE, Dr Nasiru Ladan Muhammed, explained that the youths would be trained in five skills, which include, Plaster of Paris (POP), interlocking caps, tilling, paint production and landscaping.
Represented by state coordinator, NDE, FCT, Mrs. Naomi Mutah, the director general implored the 50 persons to maximize the opportunities from the training so that they can become job creators, self-reliant and entrepreneurs, in the long run.
“The training will last for three months and you will be posted to well established, experienced trainers who are private landscaping providers, operating in the informal sector.”
Also speaking, an assistant director in directorate, Mr. Christopher Bamsida, disclosed that the trainees would be paid a token, during the course of their training, even as he urged them to submit their account numbers to access the funds through e-payment system.