AP-NYSC, NDE to train 20,000 youths on jobs to be self reliant
As part of their contribution to government’s efforts in diversifying the economy, the President of Association of President’s National Youth Service Corps (AP-NYSC) Honours Awardees has concluded plans to train and empower 20,000 youths in skills acquisition training.
The training deal is coming in partnership with the National Directorate on Employment (NDE).
Speaking in Abuja, President of the association, Mr. Simeon Oladele, “In line with the government commitment to diversify the economy and reduce youth dependence on non-existing white collar jobs, the association is organizing skills acquisition training and empowerment for 20,000 youths.
“The first phase of the training is expected to kick-off on 9 November, 2016 with the training of Internally Displaced Persons in Wassa camp, FCT-Abuja.”
Oladele also called on members of the association, which he said are over 1000, to take advantage of this year’s national conference scheduled for 11 November to contribute their quotas in proffering solution to the many problems besetting the nation.
Oladele noted “Following the economic and social crisis that our dear country is grossly faced with, which is not only Nigerian problem but a global phenomenon, we know that our fellow awardees who are competent professionals in their various fields of endeavours are capable of diagnosing our nation’s surmountable challenges.
According to him, “Every state of the federation is duly represented in the association, which gives us an unmistakable picture of the Nigerian problems and their solutions”.