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 Borno State.
The Director General of NDE, Mallam Abubakar Fikpo, disclosed this while handing over the equipment with a cash backing component to the trained beneficiaries in Maiduguri.
Fikpo, represented by the state coordinator, Mohammed Muktar, said resettling the youth will reduce the number of unemployed in the society.
“Realizing that these four vocations are in high demand in Borno State, we trained many youths to venture into them. Today, we resettled all the 10 in their chosen vocations, and others will follow in batches.
“Also, it’s expected of the beneficiaries to train others in their respective LGAs so as to help eliminate poverty and generate revenue for the state,” he said.
Earlier, Mamma Mohammed who represented the director of Vocational Skill Development, Malam Abdu Isah, said the resettlement would have a direct economic impact on the immediate environment of beneficiaries and on the entire state.
He advised them to utilize the tools and equipment in the best way to enable others to benefit.
The beneficiaries are fashion designers (tailors), carpenters and generating sets repairers.