National Directorate of Employment, NDE has organised a five days training for 50 graduates on Enterprise and Finance Counselling Clinic, EFCC in Gombe.
Speaking at the opening ceremony on Friday, the acting Director General, NDE, Mr. Kunle Obayan said the programme was aimed at exposing unemployed graduates of tertiary institutions to the concept of self-reliance through entrepreneurship.
Obayan, who was represented by the Gombe State Coordinator of NDE, Malam Ibrahim Audu said the clinic also seeks to guide beneficiaries in their choices of business ideas and equip them with solid business management training that would make them self confident in managing their businesses successfully.
He said most developed nations did not achieve economic prosperity because they own large corporations, but through encouraging the growth of small scale businesses that provide employment for the majority of their populace.
“It is for this reason that NDE encourages the formation of small businesses, which have the potential to end up as big entities depending on the commitment of the business owners.
“The purpose of this training among others is to ensure that you recognise the great potential in you through counselling, writing a bankable feasibility report as well as exposing you to viable sources of funding facilities among others”, he said.
Malam Ibrahim Audu, State Co-coordinator NDE Gombe assured the beneficiaries that at the end of the programme, they would have had ideas of how to run businesses successfully as entrepreneurs and employers of labour.
Malam Aminu Abdullahi, who responded on behalf of the beneficiaries, thanked and appreciated the effort of NDE for encouraging the masses in the country to be self reliant and assured that they would cooperate with the agency for their success at the end of the day.

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