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NDE trains 130 women on vocational trades in Kogi


NDE trains 130 women on vocational trades in Kogi

Story from Rabi’atu, Lokoja

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE), has commenced one week training for unemployed women in Kogi State, on natural organic products, beads on cloths, perfumery, tie and dye, make up and event decoration.

The Director-General of NDE, Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo, while speaking at the flag off ceremony in Lokoja said that the programme is in pursuant of the federal government’s mission to design and implement job creation schemes that would reduce poverty, enhance wealth and employment generation as well as promotion of attitudinal change in Nigeria.

The Director-General, represented by the Kogi State Coordinator of NDE, Mallam Abubakar Zakari, commended Governor Yahaya Bello, for his continued task of providing enabling and secured environment in the state which he said had facilitated smooth operations of the NDE job creation programmes.

The Director-General hinted that the federal government will not relent in tackling the monster called unemployment in Nigeria, so as to reduce to the barest minimum the alarming poverty and sufferings associated with the desease.

He described women as mothers and pillars of their respective families and so deserved equal opportunities like their male counterparts.

Fikpo assured that federal government will continue to work towards the realisation of the NDE’s vision ”Jobs for All”.

Earlier, the head of Women Employment Branch of the NDE, Mrs Ochimana Ilebaye, had congratulated the women folk for the privilege given them to develop themselves towards becoming self-reliant.

According to her “No Women, No Nation, so, women should not be left out of the scheme of things in their immediate communities”.

Ilebaye reminded women across the state of the need to shun all forms of social vices and embrace labour with its diginity.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs Rahmat Salihu Laminde, praised the federal government’s aggressive drive to lift millions of Nigerians out of poverty.

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