Yobe: NDE begins training of 50 youth on B-NOAS

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) on Wednesday commenced the orientation and training exercise for 50 unemployed youth under Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (BNOAS) in Yobe state.

Flagging-off the training In Damaturu, Yobe state capital, the NDE Director General, Mallam Abubakar Fikpo said, the exercise under the Vocational Skills Development (VSD) department, was meant to enable the houth to be labour employers and self-reliant.

Represented by the state Coordinator NDE Yobe state ,Hajiya Binta Aliyu, Fikpo stated that the youth would be trained on GSM repairs, knitting and fashion design (tailoring skills) respectively.

Fikpo further revealed that “NDE has always been at the forefront of delivering its mandate by reducing unemployment and poverty in the country”.

In his address, the Director, VDS headquarters Abuja, Mallam Isa Audu, enjoined the trainees to take the training seriously and obey their master’s trainers.

Represented by the deputy director from Abuja, Hajiya Amina Shettima, Audu called on the youth to seize the opportunity with enthusiasm and dedication.

“You have been chosen to be a part of this training scheme because of your potential to make a difference. Embrace the knowledge and skills you acquire, and let them empower you to become the change agents our country desperately needs,” he said.

The trainees thanked the NDE and its management for giving them the opportunity to learn various skills and promised to put in their best to actualise their aspirations.