Job creation: NDE trains over 1,067 youths, empowers 50 women in Adamawa

From Umar Dankano, Yola

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) as part of its constitutional responsibility of creating jobs and employment has trained 1,067 youth and women in various skills acquisition programs last year (2021) in Adamawa state.

Head of Department in charge of planning, Research and statistics of the Directorate, Hajiya Aisha Hammawa disclosed the development in Yola on Friday at a stakeholders meeting organized by EU and OXFAM on ways to empower peasant farmers at the rural communities.

Hammawa stressed that her directorate under its vocational skills development program (VSD) trained the youths and women in skills like tailoring, electrical installation, catering, computer appreciations, welding and fabrication.

Hammawa said 50 of these trained young men and women were provided with resettlement items for them to become self reliant and to engage others in to their fields of specialization.

She explained further that under their rural empowerment promotion (REP), another set of 283 people were trained on various modern Agricultural techniques in areas of crop production, crop processing and livestock production.

According to her, 108 of the trained youths were provided with soft loans ranging from N100,000 each to invest in Agro-business ventures while 117 fresh graduates were attached to willing corporate organizations with a payment of N20,000 stipend monthly.

She added that under the directorate of small scale enterprises (SSE) program, 2210 persons were trained on entrepreneurship as 50 women were trained and empowered with the sum of N25,000 each as a means to reduce poverty among womenfolk.

She called on teeming youths in the society to avail themselves opportunities being provided by the directorate with a sole aim of creating jobs for all.

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