NDE Moves To Impact Vocational Skills On Unemployed Youths in Oyo
…Says B-NOAS Scheme Has High Mass Employment Potential
Determined to bring succour to the teeming unemployed youths in the country, the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has commenced an intensive three months Basic Open Apprenticeship Scheme, B-NOAS, training for Fifty (50 ) unemployed persons in Oyo Stàte.
Speaking on behalf of the NDE Director General, Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo, at the official flag-off/orientation programme for the 50 B-NOAS trainees in Ibadan, the acting State Coordinator, NDE Oyo State, Mrs. Steve-Ogundipe Olayinka, explained that the scheme aims at developing the strength of the youths and providing opportunities and resources that would take them to another level of confidence and self-esteem.
“”The Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (B-NOAS) is one of the key schemes of the NDE under the Vocational Skills Development (VSD) Department, with high mass employment potential.
“It is designed to empower the unemployed and unskilled school leavers through skills training in trendy vocational and technical skills for them to be self-reliant and contribute to the economic development which would in-turn boost the country,s GDP”, he said.
Also Speaking, the Director Vocational Skills Development, Mallam Isa Abdu, who was represented by Balikisu Ibrahim Jimada, said the fifty (50) Trainees, drawn across the 33 Local Government in Oyo State, having been duly registered and documented in various trending skills set, such as Confectionary, Hairdressing, Leather work and Makeup artistry, will immediately commence a three month intensive training which will run through December 2023.
“For us in NDE, it is no doubt a milestone in the history of employment generation not only in Oyo State, but also in Nigeria in general as the Directorate has consciously tailored its programmes and schemes to meet the challenges of the emerging world and in-line with this administration’s agenda.”
The head of VSD department, NDE Oyo State, Mrs Hilda Lawani, thanked the Federal Government for helping unemployed persons in the state fulfil their long-time dreams to be skilled and self-reliant and advised both the trainers and trainees to let every minute of the training count in their lives.
She also appealed to other stakeholders such as the State and Local governments, Parents, NGO’s and other well-to-do Nigerians to assist in the fight against unemployment in the country.
Mrs. Lawani equally gave kudos to the master trainers for always ensuring that they go extra mile to impact sound Vocational Skills to the teeming unemployed youths in the State and urged them to keep giving the trainees the very best.