The National Directorate of Employment, NDE, in Jigawa says it is training 100 youths in five income-generating trades.
The state NDE Coordinator, Abubakar Muhammad, disclosed in Dutse on Tuesday that the training was being conducted under the directorate’s Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme, B-NOAS.
He said the three-month training, which began in October, would end in December.
The coordinator said beneficiaries, comprising 60 male and 40 female, were all drawn from Dutse Local Government area of the state.
Mr Muhammad said that the male trainees were being trained in barbing, computer operation and satellite installation.
He said that the female beneficiaries were being trained in knitting and beads making.
The coordinator said that the gesture was to reduce unemployment and restiveness among youths in the area.
He said that it was also to enable women become self-reliant through productive activities.
Mr Muhammad said that the training would also enable the beneficiaries to set up their own businesses and be employers of labour.
The coordinator said each trainee would be given N2, 000 monthly transport allowance and urged them to take the training very seriously
“This is for you to optimise this opportunity made available to you and justify the investment being made on each of you by the Federal Government,” he said.
Some of the beneficiaries, Sulaiman Adamu and A’isha Muhammad, commended the NDE and the Federal Government for the kind gesture.