MAIDUGURI – The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Borno State on Saturday said it would train 25 graduates on industrial attachment to enable them to acquire skills to be self-employed.
Alhaji Wakil Kalanga, State Coordinator, NDE, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that the graduates would be trained under the Industrial Attachment Programme of the Agency.
Kalanga said that the selected beneficiaries were state indigenes who graduated last year and had not yet secured job.
He said the programme was designed to train them to showcase their potentials, so that they could be gainfully employed and also be employer of labours.
According to him, during the six months attachment programme, each of the beneficiaries will receive N10,000 as monthly stipend.
“The graduate would be posted to different state and federal agencies, according to the areas of their specialisation and course studied,” he said.
The coordinator said the gesture was in line with the President Goodluck Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda to create job opportunities and reduce unemployment.
Kalanga said last year, NDE trained 50 graduates, saying that most of them were now gainfully employed or self-employed. (NAN)