The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has commenced training of 300 unemployed youths in Kebbi State, under its Women Employment Branch (WEB) and Special Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme.
The Director-General of NDE, Dr Nasiru Ladan-Argungu, made this known at a ceremony marking the onset of the training in Argungu on Tuesday.
He said that the training was aimed at imparting skills in spices production on the unemployed youths so as to make them self-reliant.
“The trainees comprise of males and females and they will be trained in spices production and other trending skills.
“The aim is to make the youths self-reliant so they can become productive members of the society,” he said.
Ladan-Argungu, who was represented by the state NDE Coordinator, Alhaji Abdullahi Danjuma-Machika, urged the beneficiaries to take the training seriously.
He said that the Federal Government had invested huge resources in the training project to ensure its success.
“More than 100 females will be trained in spices production, 150 others will be trained in tailoring and knitting, while 50 males will receive training in other skills,” he said.
Some of the trainees, when interviewed, thanked the NDE for giving them the opportunity to acquire skills that were needed to become self-reliant.