As DG restates confidence in empowerment programme

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE), under its School on-Wheel (SOW) training scheme, has empowered 10 graduates with start-up tools and equipment in Anambra State.


The Director General of NDE, Mallam Abubakar Fikpo, disclosed this at a ceremony to mark resettlement of trained beneficiaries at NDE Headquarters, Amawbia, yesterday.



Fikpo restated confidence that the empowerment programme would have direct economic impact on the immediate environment of beneficiaries and on the entire state.


The DG, who was represented by Monica Ezepue, maintained that NDE is not relenting to ensure citizens are gainfully engaged, especially through self-employment, but also by trainings.


In her speech, the Anambra State Coordinator of NDE, Chika Ufelle, said the 10 beneficiaries have been trained and certified in their chosen fields of fashion designing, hairdressing and catering.


Ufelle noted that the equipment distributed were washing machines, gas/electric cookers, sewing machines, among others.


She explained that SOW provides access to training for interested beneficiaries through deployment of well-equipped mobile workshop in rural areas where master trainers are inadequate or non-existent.


She said: “Beneficiaries have been empowered with start-up tools and equipment to enable them advance their vocation, and be self-employed.”