Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has said that the task of generating employment for the teeming unemployed Nigerians would be placed on the National Directorate of Employment (NDE).
Speaking at a ceremony in Awka for the resettlement of graduates of vocational skills development programme in Anambra State, Ngige observed that through NDE, the Federal Government would vigorously push the frontiers of providing decent and sustainable jobs for the unemployed.
“Those of us charged with the task of creating jobs for the teeming unemployed Nigerians have long put on our thinking caps. In the next two months, the second phase of this exercise would have been carried out and I want to assure Nigerians that over 2800 new businesses would have been generated across the country through the resettlement scheme of the NDE,” Ngige said.
According to the Minister, the resettlement scheme seeks to empower already trained persons in any vocational skill with relevant starter parks to enable them start small businesses, adding that in the last one month, NDE had recruited and placed in training another 1850 persons nationwide under the community –based training scheme.