By Nahum Sule, Jalingo
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE), on Tuesday flagged-off the training of 60 unemployed youths on environmental beautification training scheme (EBTS) in Taraba state.
NDE’s State Coordinator, Alhaji Danjuma Shehu at the event in Jalingo said the exercise was targeted at providing self-employment and self-reliance for the youths.
He added that the training was organised to create a pool of entrepreneurs that will themselves become employers of labour.
Alhaji Shehu also emphasized on the scheme as a channel to create decent job through training and development of landscaping services from design to installation.
“This training is also target to reduce restiveness among the unemployed youths and create a sustainable employment and wealth creation.
“The Environmental Beautification Training Scheme is designed for the training of unemployed persons to acquire professional skills in environmental beautification, sanitation and protection.
“The scheme comprises of hard land scaping, soft land-scaping and plaster of Paris (POP).
“We have proposed to embark on the empowerment of these trainees after they graduate from the EBTS training to constitute the skills acquired in order to facilitate self-employment and self-reliance,” he explained.
Responding on behalf of the participants, Miss Matina Ngukuran Kuma, assured that beneficiaries would pay much attention to the training to become professionals in the environmental beautification practice.
She also thanked the Directorate for the gesture, and promised to make the NDE proud by becoming employers of labour.