BY:.VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
In a bid to curb the rising rate of unemployment in the country, the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), has recruited no fewer than 630 youths across the 18 local government area of Cross River state to be trained under its Vocational Skill Development Program.
This was disclosed in Calabar yesterday by NDE Acting Director General Abubaka Nuhu Fikpo while flagging off the training programme.
He said the exercise was being carried out across the country and that 20 youths were recruited from each of the 18 local government area of the state.
According to him, this contributes significantly, by the role the sector plays in stimulating the economy, promoting flexible labour markets and stimulating productive activities among others .
He advised the beneficiaries to be focus and serious as the capacity building program will one day change their story.
This programme was designed to train Nigerian youths to be independent as well as contribute to the growth of the economy after graduation.
He wished them success during the duration of the training programme.