Moses Peter l, Abakaliki
In a bid to end unemployment and Youth restiveness among Nigeria Youths, the National Directorate of Employment NDE in Ebonyi State Southeast Nigeria has flagged off the Orientation Ceremony of 2023 Trainees of Environmental Beatification Training Scheme EBTS, Graduate Attachment Program GAP and Enviroprenuership Development Scheme EDS in the State.
The Flag off Ceremony was done by the NDE Director-General Malam Abubaka Nuhu in conjunction with the Governor of Ebonyi State Mr Francis Nwifuru who was represented by his Commissioner for Skill Development and Job Creation, Mr Okwu Oko Udu at the NDE State Office in Abakaliki the State Capital.
The Director- General Malam Abubaka Nuhu, who was represented by the NDE State Coordinator, Pastor Don Anaba disclosed this during the ceremony that a total of 210 beneficiaries are participating in the training.
Anaba said “the beneficiaries of Graduate Attachment Program GAP were 75 participants, Environmental Beautification Training Scheme EBTS were 60 participants and enviroprenuership Development Scheme EDS were 75 beneficiaries”.
All these training schemes are under the auspices of Special Public Works Department of NDE.
I want you to be serious with these training, EBTS Promotes Environmental Renewal in habitats in urban and rural areas particularly in town and cities where offering skills in aesthetic, protection, sanitation ornamentation, finishing and employability skills”. He said.
Enviroprenuership Development Scheme
The DG through the State Coordinator added that one of the major Objectives scheme is to impart the skill of recycling existing wasted materials and resources on the the unemployed youths for the benefits of the present and future generations.
“It is to improve the Standard of living of the participants”. He said.
Graduation Attachment Program GAP
“The main objective of the program is to improve the employability of the unemployed women and Youths, to build competent workforce. To expose the unemployed graduates to workplaces experiences”. Anaba disclosed.
During the flag off ceremony, the Governor of the State, Mr Francis Nwifuru, who was represented by the State Commissioner for Skill Development and Job Creation, Mr Okwu Oko Udu appreciated the efforts of the NDE in developing the Youths of the State.
The Commissioner emphatically informed the people during the Ceremony that Ebonyi State Government through his office is currently profiling the unemployed and unskilled youths of the State for immediate training in different skills, as such will lead to self employment and self reliance.
“This administration of Governor Nwifuru is centered on ‘people’s chatter of need and as such, it has mapped out programs that will drastically reduce youth restiveness and some unskilled youths in the State”. Oko added.
He said “in no distance time, there will be no unskilled youths and Women in the State”.
The Commissioner urged all Ebonyi people to queue into the skill Developmental program of the State.
The NDE Director of Special Public works Department from Abuja the nation’s capital, Mrs Roseline Olaomi , who was represented by The Principal Works Officer, Mrs Ezeaku Francisca urged all the participants to show commitment in the training.
She urged them to always be punctual in their Primary places of assignments.
Ezeaku noted that the skill acquisition program will go a Long way in wiping away unemployment in the State and Nigeria at large.
The Head of Department (HOD)of Special Public works Department in the State, Engr Anthony Ogwudu said the program will make you to know that any wasted material could be recycled and it will become useful again.
Mr Ogwudu urged all the participants in the three programs to use the opportunity to equip themselves for both present and future
One of the beneficiaries on behalf of others Miss Onyibe Chinaza thanked NDE for the self empowering and self sustaining training schemes packaged for Ebonyi people.