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NDE empowers 550 persons in Kogi

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From Babatunde Rahman, Lokoja

In its bid towards reducing unemployment, the Kogi State National Directorate of Employment (NDE), has provided skill training for 550 persons in the state.
The state Coordinator, Mallam Zakari Abubakar who made this disclosure on Monday reiterated the commitment of the federal government towards eradicating poverty and hunger in the present dispensation.
He noted that this is achievable given  with the renewed commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to diversify income in agriculture, boost skills acquisition among youths and small scale enterprises across the country.
Declaring open a three month skills acquisition training for another 1000 beneficiaries in Kogi state, the coordinator said the scheme is aimed at empowering our future leaders to be self-reliant in their various vocations and even give jobs to the unemployed in the society.
He said that 550 unemployed youths under the current training will acquire skills in tailoring, computer application, computer repairs, hair dressing, fashion & design, aluminium fabrication and welding while 400 would be trained on cosmetology and 50 others who were earlier trained will go for advanced study.
He advised the beneficiaries to be of good behavior throughout the training to enable them derive the maximum gains of the opportunity afforded them by government.
The representative of the Kogi state Commissioner of Police, DSP Williams Aya who also spoke at the event commended the federal government in its continued efforts to empower the youths stressing that the gesture will go a long way in preventing crimes and criminalities in the country.
He described the training programme as a life time opportunity for the beneficiaries and urged government at all levels to sustain the spirit.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Adeniyi Adeniran thanked the NDE for giving them the opportunity affirming that a well trained human being will surely stand to be useful in any given society.

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