Another fresh batch of 50 Unemployed graduates have been trained by Ogun NDE.
9Janewshub.com.ng reports that the National Directorate of Employment, NDE, has embarked on a 5-day training of fifty (50) male and female unemployed graduates of tertiary institutions in Ogun State in Enterprise and Finance Counselling Clinic (efcc) .
The NDE Director General, Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo while flagging off the Enterprise and Finance Counselling Clinic (EFCC) 2022 training recently in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital said the training was developed as part of the effort of NDE to equip unemployed graduates of tertiary Institutions, with professional skills which would enhance their capacity to succeed in their chosen business.
NDE Director General who was ably represented by the NDE Ogun State Coordinator, Mr. Alao Babatunde Ismail remarked that, three in every five start-up businesses fold up within the first eight years of establishment due to financial mismanagement.
He further reiterated that each skill area will be anchored by different experienced Resource persons in order to ensure their proficiency at the end of the training period.
He therefore, implored the participants to strive to participate effectively so that at the end of the training, the objective(s) of the training will be optimally achieved.
According to the Director General, participants will be trained on various business skills such as; Production Plan; Financial Seminar; Costing; Management Of Personal Function; Project Evaluation in order to be self-reliant and become employers of labour.
Mr. Alao said, ‘’The training will teach the participants, steps on how to write bankable feasibility reports as well as exposing them to available sources of funding facilities,”.
Director of the Small Scale Entrepreneur (SSE) Department, Mr. Sunday Apakasa who was ably represented by Mr. Joshua Bukar called on beneficiaries to take advantage of the opportunity rather than wait for white collar jobs.
Bukar said at the end of the training, participants will present feasibility report, hence the need to pay attention during classes.
A former beneficiary of the (NDE – EFCC) training, Mrs. Komolafe Rashidat was invited to speak to the participants on how she was able to obtain a loan of N5.7million from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) with her NDE certificate and NIRSAL training.