The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has advised unemployed graduates in Ekiti State to make themselves available for the various skill acquisition programmes of the directorate.
The State NDE Coordinator, Mrs Adeola Shafaru, gave the advice on Saturday, while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado-Ekiti.
She stressed that jobless graduates would become gainfully employed if they embraced the programmes.
She said that the NDE had put in place a “Graduate Attachment Programme’’, where graduates were recruited and posted to government and private establishments for a six-month training to expose them to practical experiences in various vocations.
Shafaru said that the programme was introduced because of the growing number of unemployed graduates in the country.
She, nonetheless, advised unemployed graduates in Ekiti State to refrain from engaging in criminal activities or anti-social acts.
The NDE coordinator assured jobless graduates of the directorate’s support in efforts to create jobs via reliable skill acquisition schemes.
Sharafu, however, called on public and private organisations to collaborate with NDE in efforts to provide employment for the country’s army of unemployed youths. [NAN]