The National Directorate of Employment (NDE), on Monday, began the training of 480 unemployed youths on different skills acquisition to tackle restiveness in Taraba State.
During the flag-off of the program, Abubakar Fikpo, the Director-General of NDE, noted that the three-month training was targeted at reducing the high rate of unemployment and youth restiveness in Taraba.
Represented by Mohammed Musa, the DG stated that the directorate found it necessary to engage the state’s unemployed youths in skills that would make them self-reliant, adding that the idea would also help in reducing the daily rise of insecurity in the state.
His words: “The directorate’s decision to select 480 youth from different communities of Taraba for skills training today is to ensure the unemployment challenges among youth that mostly result in social vices is reduced.
“We believe at the end of this three months training exercise, these young persons would-be employers of labour in their various skills both in Taraba and Nigeria at large. We believe their skills after the training, would be capable of changing the lives and standard of other upcoming ones who may have chosen the part of criminality to earn a living.”
Danjuma Shehu, the state coordinator of the program while encouraging the beneficiaries to see the training as an open door for success in their lives and the future development of their immediate communities, disclosed that the directorate was poised to create job opportunities for unemployed Nigerians to be self-reliant.
He urged the beneficiaries to be ambassadors of labour by ensuring mass remover of unemployed youth from the streets after the training for a greater society.
The 480 beneficiaries would be trained in vocational trades such as, fashion designing, shoes and leather works, GSM repairs, catering, computer repairs and many others within three months.