NDE begins training of 900 unemployed Edo youths in skills acquisition

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By Imelda Osayande


Benin  -The National Directorate of (NDE) in Edo has begun the training of 900 unemployed youths in various skills acquisition meant to eradicate poverty and unemployment within the state.

The - of the , Dr Nasiru Argungu, represented by the State Coordinator, Mrs Ayo Edegbai, launched the training in Benin on .

Argungu said that the training in different vocational skills would be intensive and practically oriented, as it is designed to last three .

He said that the training meant to equip the beneficiaries with -to-date marketable skills such as: fashion designing, beauty therapy, aluminum fabrication, shoe making, , , and hairdressing.

According to him, “This orientation for the Basic National Apprenticeship Scheme (B-NOAS) is holding in all the states of the and a of 38, 700 unemployed persons undergo training in skills of their choices for a period of three .

“In Edo state, a of 900 persons are being trained in vocational skills in the 18 local government councils at the rate of 50 persons per local government,” he said.

He said that the NDE had held a series of similar in the state to fight unemployment and abject poverty.

He advised the trainees to make good of the opportunity to acquire the skills to actualise their dreams, adding that every skill is vital to humanity and the economic development of a nation.

He thanked Oredo Local Government Council for providing the space to train the youth and for the cooperation it had extended to the durectorate over the years.