Pamela Eboh, Awka
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has said that under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration unemployment will soon be a thing of the past.
He made the statement at Idemili South Local Government Secretariats, Ojoto during the passing out of 500 youths who were trained by NDE in cosmetology.
Ngige called on unemployed youths to register with the National Directorate of Employment for diverse training programmes saying that the president is working the clock to ensure youth employment among the youths is eradicated.
According to him, government had set up training programmes to ensure that the youths were gainfully engaged in skill acquisitions so they can become employers of labour.
While explaining that the Buhari administration was desirous of providing skilled jobs to the youths, the minister explained that the fund would be made available to the beneficiaries to assist kick off their own businesses. It was however learnt that the beneficiaries, were sponsored by the minister.
The words of the minister, “With this, you will not only provide employment for yourselves, you will become employers of labour. I urge you to form cooperatives to strengthen your businesses.” Ngige further said that the cost of engaging in cooperatives would be reduced for them.
Earlier In his address, the Anambra State Coordinator of NDE, Mr Iroegbu Eke, said the aim of the training was to ensure that unemployed persons in the country were exposed to the benefits of self- reliance through the production and marketing of household products such as soap and disinfectants.
He said ” It is my belief that you have been well exposed to the benefits and opportunity to improve and better yourselves and the country at large.
“I advise you to put whatever knowledge and experience you have gathered in the training into work.He enjoined the beneficiaries to while gaining fame, strive for expertise, shun fear of the unknown and develop determination to succeed no matter the obstacle that may confront them.
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