…Laments deaths in Sahara, mediterranean sea
Meanwhile the NDE DG has described as “unfortunate” the situation where thousands of young Nigerians lose their lives in the Sahara desert and mediterranean sea while trying to cross to Europe in search of jobs.
NDE, he said, will soon launch a website which will help in generating data for the unemployed and also serve as intervention tool for labour export.
According to him, the concept will be modelled after those of the Philippines and Bangladesh where labour exchange and diaspora inflows contribute significantly to the economy.
‘’Nigerians will travel if they wish but it shall be with dignity because there will be governmental interactions, this will also go a long way to checkmate the menace of human trafficking,’’ he added.
The DG stated this Thursday when the Edo State Governor Mr. Godwin Obaseki visited the corporate headquarters of the directorate in Abuja.
The DG informed the governor of the readiness of the directorate to partner with state governmenst in the area of job creation, directing the Edo State office of the NDE to work out a proper framework for an effective collaboration with the state government in employment creation.
Ladan described the unemployment situation in the country as worrisome and should not be left to the Federal Government alone. He said that inter- governmental and agency collaborations is one of the ways to effectively combat unemployment in the country.
Speaking, Governor Obaseki , extolled the potentials and achievements of the NDE over the years affirming that ‘’we shall collaborate with you because we realise you have government mandate to create jobs, you have veritable job programmes, you also have skills centres to drive vocational trainings.