From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Niger state, has again recruited 50 unemployed youths for training under Environmental
Beautification Training Scheme (EBTS), to enhance the agency’s mandate of job creation and poverty reduction in Nigeria.
The trainees were drawn from the three senatorial zones of the state, who have been trained in hard and soft landscaping, interlock production and plaster of Paris (POP) ceiling.
Engineer Abdullahi Mohammed, who is the state coordinator, at the opening ceremony of the two day orientation course for the trainees, urged the beneficiaries to make the best use of the opportunity as they were only fortunate to be selected among many, who indicated interest in undergoing the training.
He said that the aim of the scheme was to equip the trainees with the knowledge and skills needed for self-employment and to enhance the environmental aesthetics of Minna and other major towns in the state.
Mohammed disclosed that they would be attached to master trainers for a three-month practical training and that the trainees are to be paid stipends on monthly basis while the master trainers will be remunerated based on the number of trainees attached to them.