NDE to empower 1,800 youths on active small scale entrepreneurships
The National Directorate of Employment says it will empower 1,800 youths nationwide to engage in active business entrepreneurship.
The Director General of NDE, Dr Nasiru Argungu, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Sokoto, that the scheme tagged “50 under 30s’’, would stimulate businesses and ensure economic growth. According to him, the directorate is partnering relevant government agencies for effective execution of its mandate.
According to him, the directorate is partnering relevant government agencies for effective execution of its mandate.
He said that the NDE was being streamlined for efficiency and effectiveness.
“Programmes of providing more employments are designed for the targeted population through the maximum usage of NDE structures strictly supervised by the headquarters.
“The 30 years of NDE establishment has produced an experienced workforce that needed to be encouraged for maximum effectiveness and training of younger ones that would sustain future challenges.
“In this respect, the management has made it imperative to train and re-train NDE personnel to acquire appropriate skills, knowledge and right attitude to enhance productivity and efficiency to meet the special needs of the directorate’s operations,’’ the director general added.
According to him, training is a critical incentive and motivation for employees, as it helps sharpen their skills for efficient performance.
NAN reports that the NDE is holding a three-day retreat in Sokoto for its management staff.
The retreat has as its theme:` Repositioning the NDE for Operational Excellence through Effective Leadership and Team Building.’Punch