The National Directorate of Employment ( NDE) has commenced training of 65 youth in vocational skills development and small scale enterprises in Kano State.
The Director- General National Directorate Of Employment(NDE) Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo, called on the beneficiaries to rise to the challenge of embracing Business Management Skills for a sound and robust economic growth.
Fikpo spoke at the opening ceremony of the Basic Business Training (BBT) held at the Directorate’s State Office in Kano state Tuesday,
He said that most developed nations of the did not achieve economic prosperity because of the large corporations that exist, but through small scale businesses based in the informal sector that provide employment.
Fikpo who was represented by the Kano State Office Coordinator, Inuwa Abdullahi Adamu,,said that the directorate encouraged the formation of small businesses through its enterprise creation scheme.
He said” the target of these programmes are graduates, school leavers, and artisans.
He explained that the four core programmes of the Directorate include; rural employment promotion, special public works, vocational skills development and small scale enterprises.
” We have redirected our strength at collaborating with the minded organizations; public and private to ensure that more persona leave the unemployment market”,he said
Speaking earlier, Head of Department, Small Scale Enterprises, Ms. Chikodi Ike, said the entire job creation activities of the Directorate covered three broad categories which were vertically integrated one leading to the other.
She said that the training was developed as part of the effort of the directorate to equip school leavers and artisans with business skills which would enhance their capacity to succeed in their chosen business .