FG’ll consolidate on NDE’s achievements, minister assures 

The Minister of State Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Chidubem Onyejeocha, has said the federal government under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will ensure that successful beneficiaries of NDE training programs do not relapse into the unemployment market. 

The minister who is also the supervising minister of the NDE made the assertion at the inspection of products and services paraded by the NDE successful beneficiaries at the 44th edition of Kano International Trade Fair in Kano, recently. 

“NDE was established to provide skills towards creation of blue collar jobs. I am happy seeing NDE beneficiaries who are very successful, people who have been trained as far back as 2008 and have been feeding their families with their products, some of which are of international standard. All they needed is government backing to optimise their products and get the right access.

“Our intent at this particular point in time is to provide support for those who have been trained by these successful beneficiaries and ensure that they are empowered and do not relapse to the unemployment market. Some of them train as much as 70 people per month; we shall ensure they also become successful and able to provide for their families too. 

“The summary of it all is that if you come to the NDE, you can be employed without being employed by another person or organisation. You can be self-employed. I am happy with what NDE is doing,” she said.

Earlier in her keynote address, the minister had said that the timing of the trade fair was apt as it compliments President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s trapping of a sustainable course for Nigeria’s prosperity. She said that the federal government, aside from making efforts to clear inherited billions of dollars, has also established a committee to reduce tax burdens on Nigerians.