Agency, NDE to boost N/East economy
The Secretary of the Presidential Initiative for the North East (PINE), Mr. Umar M. Gulani ,has sought the collaboration of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in resuscitating the economy of the North-east.
Mr. Gulani who made this known during a courtesy visit to the Acting Director- General of the NDE, Kunle Bayana said the short term approach of PINE was aimed at jump-starting the economy of the North- east.
In a statement by PINE Communications Officer, Odutayo Oluseyi, the secretary was quoted to have said PINE needed the support of NDE in the areas of youth empowerment, skills acquisition and productive works and to leverage on the existing structures of NDE as a critical organization empowered in these areas.
In his response, Ag Director- General, National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Mr. Kunle Bayana acknowledge the fact that NDE had been working closely with PINE and was conversant with the activities of PINE stating further that a staff of NDE was in a sub-committee of PINE.
He said efforts at revitalising the North- east could not be over emphasised considering the enormous economic support the North- east had been giving the nation before the insurgency.