No fewer than1000 people have benefited from training and recruitment of the skills acquisition of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Ondo state.
Out of this number, according to the directorate, about 600 persons have already commenced training in Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme B-NOAS and Advanced National Open Apprenticeship Scheme A-NOAS in skills ranging from Hairdressing, Basic Tailoring. Handset repairs. Confectionery. Shoe & Bag making, Beauty Therapy, Photography and Event management.
The training centers are spread across the three senatorial districts in the state at lkare Akoko, Oka Akoko, Owo, Akure,Ondo, Okitipupa, Igbokoda and Ode Irele.
At the flag off and orientation ceremony of Basic National Open Apprenticeship and Advanced National Open Apprenticeship scheme trainees held in Akure, the Director General of the NDE, Dr. Mohammed Nasiru Ladan Argungu, represented by, Dr. J.O Oyebode, said the skills acquisition programme of the NDE has remained a veritable tool of addressing the scourge of unemployment in Nigeria over the years, adding that the BNOAS and A-NOAS are designed to compliment each other to ensure that graduate trainees would be able to compete favourable in the business world
Earlier in his welcome address, the state coordinator of the NDE in the state, Dr. J O Oyebode told the gathering that out of the 600 B-NOAS and A-NOAS trainees currently undergoing training in Ondo state, 550 were for B-NOAS and the remaining 50 in A-NOAS.
He added that the NDE had justified its existence in Ondo State since inception in the implementation of its core programmes aimed at creating and generating “jobs for the teeming number of unemployed persons in the state.
The state coordinator called for the support of all stakeholders in employment generation in the country to augment the effort of the NDE in tackling the perennial problems of unemployment in the country.
He advised the trainees to avail themselves of the rare opportunities made available by the NDE by attending their training regularly and keeping to the rules and regulations of the training exercise.
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