The National Directorate for Employment (NDE) in Nasarawa State has started training 62 unemployed female graduates in various workable skills so that they can become self-employed.
This was stated by the agency’s state coordinator, Mr. Christopher Bamsida, during the orientation exercise for the 62 Women Empowerment Collabration Scheme (WECS) in Lafia on Thursday.
“The event is designed as part of the Women Empowerment Collabration Scheme (WECS) for 62 happy unemployed women graduates from Nasarawa State.
“You will be trained by professionals in a variety of workable skills such as makeup, food processing and packaging, decorating, and event management,” he said.
He said the program aims to reduce unemployment, create wealth and self-employment for those taking part in skills acquisition training.
Bamsida said the skills are lucrative and very marketable and called for a concerted effort with government, individuals, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others to eradicate unemployment and poverty in society.
He praised the director general of NDE, Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo, for involving the state in the pilot project and for implementing good policies and programs to combat unemployment in the country.
Ms. Lynda Barau, Deputy Director of Procurement at the NDE headquarters, also urged the participants to take the training with all seriousness in order to be independent and to contribute to the development of the country.
She said the agency is committed to tackling unemployment and unrest among youth and women through its various skills acquisition programs.
In response, Ms. Ladi Kuje, one of the participants, praised the agency for the gesture and promised to take the training with all seriousness.