No fewer than 30 youths are undergoing Basic Business Training, BBT for Enviropreneurship Development Scheme, EDS, by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Ondo state.
Declaring the training open, Director General of NDE, Mallam Abubarkar Nuhu Fikpo said the scheme will combat the menace of unemployment in the country and reduce poverty.
Represented by the Ondo State Coordinator of NDE, Revd G. C. Olumehintade, Fikpo said the scheme will boost job creation through Small Scale Enterprises development
“One of the strategies adopted by the NDE in this regard is through the mandate on Small Scale Enterprises Development. Owners of Small Scale Enterprises play pivotal roles in the economic growth and development of any nation whether developed or developing.”
NDE boss said successful participants will be fully equipped and empowered for the future
“It should be noted at this juncture that this set of people graduated from Special Public Works Department of NDE. Just to let you know that the directorate intend to fully equip the youths for the future. I can also assure you that empowerment would soon follow.”
Fikpo who said the programme was designed by the Federal Government to curb mass unemployment averred that it is designed to train the unemployed youths on the rudiments of business management and how to set up small scale enterprises as well as inculcating the spirit of entrepreneurship on the participants
According to him, the training is to orientate their minds, thereby enable them to manage their micro business effectively and efficiently