NDE disburses N1.5m resettlement loan to 3 graduates in Kano

Fri, May 26, 2023
By editor


THE National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has disbursed N1.5 million as resettlement loans to three graduates who have completed their training in different skills in Kano.
Speaking at the ceremony in Kano, the Director-General, NDE, Malam Abubakar Fikpo, said that each of the beneficiaries would receive N500,000.
Fikpo, represented by the State Coordinator, Malam Inuwa Abdullahi, said that the NDE was interested in training unemployed graduates in skill acquisition to prepare them for self employment.
He added that the directorate would provide loans for the trainees to empower them to set up their own businesses at the end of the training.
He said that some of the skills training were poultry and cattle fattening.
Fikpo said that the essence of the training and resettlement was to enable the beneficiaries to be self-reliant also to be job providers instead of job seekers.
The director-general added that the directorate was committed to creating jobs for the unemployed youths to enable them to be self-reliant.
He said that the NDE had trained 65 youths on basic business training in Kano, saying that the aim was to build-up the confidence of first-timers with a view to overcoming business failures.
Fikpo said that the NDE had also trained 1,100 youths with deficiencies in WAEC, NECO, JAMB and GCE in the state under its three months Graduate Coaching Scheme (GCS).
He said the intensive lectures prepared the beneficiaries to make up the grades that would qualify them for university admission.
He said the training was conducted in the three senatorial zones of the state.(NAN)