NATIONAL Directorate of Employment, NDE, in Nasarwa State has commenced a one-week training in the state on special accounting software training for over 50 unemployed youths.
Director-general of the NDE, Mallam Abubakar Mohammed who disclosed this on Monday while flagging off the one-week Graduate Special Training Programmme on Special Accounting Software (Peach Tree) for the beneficiaries, explained that the measure was meant to impact the necessary skills into the beneficiaries to make them self reliant.
He said that the agency had designed the programme among other skills acquisition programmes in order to engage unemployed youths and women so as to enable them contribute their quota to national development.
“The federal government had established this scheme in 1986 in order to fight the high rate of unemployment, poverty which has degenerated in to other anti-social activities such as violent crimes, insecurity, armed robbery, drug and human trafficking among others.”
He said, “We decided to organise this programmme as pilot scheme in the state as NDE will continue to strive in the capacity building and training of the unemployed graduates especially during their pupilage stage and in area of modern technologies.”
He urged the beneficiaries to take advantage of the programme, which he said was free of charge, to enrich themselves with knowledge, in order to be self reliant and to contribute their quota to national development.
In a remark, the state governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura who was represented by his deputy, Mr. Silas Agara, assured the agency of the state government’s support in order to fight the high rate of poverty, unemployment and youth restiveness in the country.
Also speaking, the state NDE coordinator, Alhaji Idris Wase commended the federal and state governments for keying into people oriented projects which he said would go a long way in fighting unemployment and youth restiveness in the society.

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