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General News of Sunday, 14 November 2021

Source: punchng.com

NDE trains 540 Gombe youths in business

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Following the completion of the Extended Special Works Programme, the National Directorate of Employment, on Saturday organised an Advanced Basic Business Training for 540 beneficiaries.

According to the Director-General of NDE, Abubakar Fikpo, about 180 participants were drawn from the three senatorial districts.

Fikpo said the directorate chose to organise this to enable them to fall back to a consistent livelihood especially as the three-month opportunity is temporary.

Represented by the state coordinator NDE Gombe, Mustapha Hassan, the Director-General revealed that the initiative is geared towards ensuring that poverty is reduced in the state.

He said, “It is assumed that the payment they received; the 20,000 per month which was received for three months amounting to 60,000 will be enough to start something no matter how small it is. We are trying to train them on how to go into a small business with the little we think they saved from the 20,000 per month.

“Advanced basic business training is to sharpen their knowledge on how to run petty business. So, the need to give them an idea of business to make them self-reliant.

“In each of the three senatorial districts, 180 persons were selected. In the whole of Gombe, we have 540 that benefitted from the Advance Basic Business Training.”

While urging the beneficiaries to justify the effort of the Federal Government, Fikpo explained that NDE expects that the actual sum of 60,000 allotted to participants would uplift the living condition of their entire families.

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