NDE begins Environmental Beatification Training in Ebonyi State

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FIC Report (Ebonyi State) – The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Ebonyi State, has flagged off the training of 20 beneficiaries on Environmental Beautification to reduce the rate of unemployment.

The Director-General, Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo disclosed this during the flag-off ceremony held in the Directorate’s State office, in Abakaliki, the State Capital.

The DG who was represented by the State Coordinator, Pastor Don Anaba said the occasion marked the second flag-off/Training workshop ceremony for beneficiaries of the 2024 Environmental Beautification Training Scheme (EBTS) of the Special Public Works Department of NDE in Ebonyi State.

Anaba said the commitment and support of the Nigeria Minister of Labour and Employment, Mrs. Nkiruka Onyejeocha, made it possible for NDE to promote modern technical skills on unemployed Nigerians in the society to make them employable and self reliant in tandem with the Renewed Hope Agenda of Mr. President.

The Federal Government established the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) to address unemployment in the country. The Directorate has been carrying out its responsibilities through sensitization, counseling, de-radicalization, and reorienting the minds of unemployed youth to de-emphasize the search for non-existent white collar jobs and embrace skills acquisition as a deliberate choice for self-reliance.”

He said the Environment Beautification Training Scheme (EBTS) is one of the jobs creation schemes of NDE, designed to create decent jobs for unemployed school leavers and dropouts through training and development in the landscaping service value chain.

EBTS promotes environmental renewal in habitats in urban and rural areas, particularly in towns and cities offering skills in aesthetics, protection, sanitation, ornamentation, finishing, and employability skills.

Today marks the orientation of twenty (20) trainees into EBTS scheme in Ebonyi State. The trainees were selected because of their desire and interest in learning a skill for life. More than sixty-seven (67) applicants applied to be trained in Soft Landscaping and Hard Landscaping, 3D designs, Floor Tilling, and POP skills as twenty (20) were selected. These trainees will be trained for three months with skilled professionals in town,” he added.

He urged the participant to make the best use of the opportunity to exit joblessness and become self-reliant.