The National Directorate of Employment has disclosed plans to empower 1,800 youths nationwide to engage in active business entrepreneurship.
The Director General of NDE, Dr Nasiru Argungu, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Sokoto.
Argungu said the scheme tagged “50 under 30s’’, would propel the emergence of businesses and ensure economic growth. He added that the directorate is relevant government agencies for effective execution of its mandate.
He said that the NDE was being streamlined for efficiency and effectiveness.
“Programmes of providing more employments are designed for the targeted population through the maximum usage of NDE structures strictly supervised by the headquarters.
The DG added, “In this respect, the management has made it imperative to train and re-train NDE personnel to acquire appropriate skills, knowledge and right attitude to enhance productivity and efficiency to meet the special needs of the directorate’s operations’’.
According to him, training is a crucial incentive and motivation for employees, as it helps improve their skills for efficient performance.
Naija News gathered that the NDE is currently holding a three-day retreat in Sokoto for its management staff.
The retreat has as its theme:` Repositioning the NDE for Operational Excellence through Effective Leadership and Team Building.’