By Moses John Abuja The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has disclosed that the Libya and Italy returnees would be used as master trainers in the training of other young men and women in the country.
This was disclosed by the Director General of NDE, Dr. Nasir Ladan when he led the management team of the organisation on a courtesy visit to the corporate office of Blueprint in Abuja yesterday. Dr. Ladan said the decision for using some of the returnees was hinged on the fact that most of them are experts on different skills whose expertise could be useful in the training of Nigerians.
According to him, the Directorate is seeking for collaboration with NAPTIP and Edo state government with a view to ensuring the provision of starter packs at the end of the training. The NDE boss said the organisation had launched a website to collect data of all unemployed youths in the country, saying this would help in minimising illegal travellers by exporting jobs to other countries and not creating them.
“If you are looking for anything, you will find it in the site. we are looking at the possibility of exporting labour and not just creating it, and the whole aim is to try as much as we can to minimise the risk of young men and women who die across the Sahara desert,” he added.
In her response, the Editor-inChief of Blueprint Newspapers, Hajia Zainab Okino said the company was ready to partner with organisations which mandate is to take out unemployed Nigerians from the streets. “I urge NDE to help us showcase some of these talented young Nigerians that you must have trained and are also picking up and adding value to the system by reducing the unemployment figure so that we can showcase them to the world so as to encourage others,” she said.