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NDE Trains 50 Women on Tie and Dye, Sovenir Making in Oyo

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In line with the Federal Government drive on job creation and poverty reduction in the country, the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), has trained 50 women on Tie and Dye and Souvenir making in Oyo State.                                                                  

Speaking on behalf the NDE Director General, Mallam Abubarkar Nuhu Fikpo, at official flag-off/Orientation of a five-day training programme for women at NDE / MGD  Centre, Apampa, Ibadan, the State Coordinator, NDE Oyo State, Mrs Steve- Ogundipe Olayinka affirmed that the agency will continue to focus on impacting requisite skills that would curb the rising rate of unemployment in the country.

The Director-General noted that over the years, the Federal Government through the NDE, has vigorously implemented laudable schemes aimed at generating employment and creating wealth among women across the country  through quantitative entrepreneurship and handicraft trainings leading to poverty reduction in the country. NDE Trains 50 Women on Tie and Dye, Sovenir Making in Oyo

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“It is expected  that at the end of the training you will be able to harness the huge potentials of indigenous local industries development and stimulate the rural economy; thereby making you self-employable and agent of change in your communities and be able to manage the home front better”, he said.

Also speaking, the Director Small Scale Enterprise Department, Mr. Alao Babatunde Ismail, represented by the head of department, SSE, Oyo State, Engr. Paul Ilori, pointed out that the task of combating the rising unemployment rate in the country is a collective one, adding that NDE kick starts the training of women in producing Adire; not only to create a livelihood for themselves and their families, but also helping in their own way to boost Nigeria’s foreign exchange earnings as such products will be patronised well beyond Nigeria’s shores.                                                                                                                 

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“Today, 20 women carefully selected across the Local Governments within Oyo state,  undergone a week long training in Tie and Dye and 30 in Souvenir making after which they will be empowered to start up a micro business of their own in their chosen trades.”

The SSE Director explained that the trainings  were under the direct supervision of Women Employment Branch (WEB) of the SSE department of the Directorate which was set up in September 1991 to promote Women participation in  Job Creation drive and to foster gender sensitivity  of NDE programmes among women organization.

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He also noted that  series of programmes have been organised for women and that so many success stories have been recorded.National Directorate of Employment (NDE), has trained 50 women on Tie and Dye and Souvenir making in Oyo State

“It is in the spirit of this that you have been invited to this Souvenir making trainings in Unisex Cross Bags, Key Holders, Triangle Purse, Flip Bag, Laptop Bag, amongst others.”

The SSE director  thanked the NDE D.G for approving the execution of these training  programmes in Oyo State and for his undisputable interest in the progress and prosperity of the women folk. NDE trained 50 women on Tie and Dye and Souvenir making in Oyo State

He urged the beneficiaries to give the trainings received their outmost commitment and discipline so that  their standard of living will be better off.

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