NDE trains 50 Plateau youth on sustainable agric 

The director-general, National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Malam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo, has reaffirmed the directorate’s commitment to address the challenges of employment in Nigeria.

He made the statement at the flag-off of the directorate’s training of 50 youth on its Sustainable Agricultural Development Scheme (SADTS) held at the Jos zonal office of the NDE.

Represented by the Plateau state coordinator of NDE, Mr. Emmanuel Dimka, Malam Nuhu said the best thing for Nigerian youth is to shelve the idea of securing white collar job that is not accessible.

“I wish to reaffirm that NDE will continue to do its best in addressing the challenges of unemployment in the country. 

“Today, we are here to flag-off the training of 1,850 participants under the 2024 Sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme (SADTS). These prospective participants are drawn from the local governments and senatorial districts of the 36 states of the federation and FCT,” he said. 

The NDE deputy director, Department of Rural Employment Promotion, Mrs Beatrice Orueyehu, said the programme aims to provide more profitable farm income, promote environmental stewardship and enhance quality of life for farm families and their communities.

Represented by Mrs Hauwa Ibrahim Bassi, Mrs Orueyehu, said SADTS is also designed to impart agricultural skills along its value chain to unemployed persons with passion for agriculture. 

She said the REP department is commencing the 3-month training of 1,850 youth and women in the 2024 SADTS, across the 36 states and FCT.