Thursday, 17 September 2015

NDE trains 50 Akwa Ibom youths on entrepreneurship-DG

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Akwa Ibom says 50  Akwa Ibom youths were undergoing training on entrepreneurship to be self reliant.

The Director General of the Directorate, Mallam Abubakar Mohammed disclosed at the opening ceremony of the NDE-Enterprise and Finance Counseling Clinic (NDE-efcc), in Uyo.

Our Correspondent reports that the programme was sponsored by NDE in collaboration with Union Bank.

Mohammed said that programme was designed to inculcate the spirit of entrepreneurship, creativity and self-reliance in the unemployed Nigerian graduate with the view to assisting them set up their own business.
“The programme also aims to build-up the confidence of first timers with a view overcoming business failures.
“I wish to inform you that the purpose of this training amongst others is to ensure that you recognize the great potential in you through counseling, writing a bankable feasibility report as well as exposing you to available sources of funding facilities.

Mohammed said the NDE-efcc was borne out of the desire to ensure that unemployed graduates of tertiary institutions are exposed to the benefits of self reliance through entrepreneurship.

He added that the clinic seeks to guide unemployed youths in their choices of business ideas and give a solid business management training that would instill in their self confidence in managing their chosen business ventures successful.

Mohammed, represented by the NDE State Coordinator, Mr Promise Ekah, noted that the targets of the programme were graduates, school leavers and artisans, saying that the first and second phases did not include Akwa Ibom.
He expressed appreciation for the kind cooperation of the state government in partnering with the directorate in achieving its mandate.

Earlier, the Director, Small Scale Enterprises Department, Mrs Henrietta Achigbu, said that training was part of the effort of NDE to equip unemployed graduate of tertiary institutions, who are participants of this exercise.  She noted that the training would enhance the capacity of the beneficiaries to succeed in their chosen businesses.

The Director said NDE took the initiative to enter into collaboration with some credit granting institutions in order to expand the scope of its resettlement activities to accommodate more skilled unemployed persons.

Achigbu explained that the job creation of the directorate cover three broad categories which are including vertically integrated.

“The essence of these lectures is to train you to think outside the box and sharpen your skills as an entrepreneur,’’ she said.

Also speaking, Mr Emmanuel Onwi-Oduokit, The Commissioner for Economic Development, said that State Government was committed to human capacity development.

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