…Laments deaths in Sa­hara, mediter­ranean sea

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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.

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