The acting Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Mr Kunle Obayan, has tasked unemployed persons, willing to be meaningfully engaged to explore training opportunities in entrepreneurial skills acquisition and business development offered by the organisation.
The NDE boss gave the charge in Osogbo, through the Osun State Coordinator of NDE, Mr Sola Daramola, at the opening of a five-day training workshop for 50 selected women from different communities on income generating activities, especially bead stringing and wire works.
According to him, the objectives of the NDE for organising the training is to provide job opportunities and create alternative sources of income fr women to support their households and promote good living and improved family conditions.
Obayan further assured that the NDE would always be available to support its trained participants for enhanced business operations and profitability in their various enterprises, adding that the “NDE philosophy of skill acquisition and business training is in line with the policy of the federal government which seeks to enhance mass employment in 2016.”
He recalled that hundreds of women cooperative groups had participated in and benefited from training in food processing and preservation, events management, cake making, interior decorations, which had equipped them to set up individual micro enterprises.
In her remark, the training consultant, Mrs Tomiwa Ajala, of Phenlyn Skills Acquisition Centre, Abuja, emphasised the need for women to be economically empowered, in sales to be worthy partners, supplementing family sources of income and livelihood.
She advised the participants to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the training to make themselves indispensable in the family equation, through effective contribution to economic and social value chain.