FG to create 76, 300 jobs on December 4, says NDE
FROM the Taraba State coordinator of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Adebisi Aderemi, has come a revelation that the Federal Government will through the agency create 76,300 jobs on December 4, 2017.
He said 2000 of the figure had been allocated to Taraba, and the other states had been allotted 2000 each of the planned jobs.
Aderemi broke the news yesterday at the kick off of the Sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme (SADTS) at Sibre in Ardo-kola Local Government Area. He admonished the unemployed youths in Taraba to take advantage of the planned recruitment which he said would hold at the administrative headquarters of all the local councils. According to him, the recruitment is not in any way related to the NPower physical verification exercise scheduled to commence the same date. Aderemi enjoined the local government chairmen and other stakeholders to support the move by the Federal Government to reduce unemployment, poverty and youth restiveness.
Earlier, the Director General of NDE, Nasir Ladan Mohammed, said it had become imperatives for the directorate to key into the government policy on agricultural in line with primary objectives of empowering youths to be selfemployed and for job creation.
He admonished the 30 trainees selected from the various local government councils for the SADTS to imbibe as much knowledge as they can that would transform them into ‘agripreneur’ and employers of labour.
THE Nigerian Army said troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade in conjunction with 22 Mobile Strike Teams (MSTS) and members of civilian joint task force on Operation Lafiya Dole had captured a Boko Haram terrorists’ commander, killed four insurgents and rescued 212 hostages.
A statement by Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen Sani Usman in Abuja said the troops were able to clear the Boko Haram terrorists from their hideouts at Kala, Jawara, Mada, Mika, Gakulba and Kutilax (Sanga) in the northern fringes of Sambisa forest and Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State.
According to the army spokesman, the captured terrorists’ commander, Amman Judee, was the “Ameer” of Chawa. He said the terrorists, at sighting the approaching troops from their observation post at Sanga, dashed into the adjoining Amchada for-
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“Troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade Nigerian Army, Sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole, in furtherance of the ongoing clearance operations in conjunction with 22 Mobile Strike Team and some Civilian JTF, has on Tuesday, 28th November 2017 achieved a remarkable feat.
“The relentless troops pursued them further and neutralized four Boko Haram terrorists after a serious exchange of gun fire, captured one of their commanders, the “Ameer” of Chawa, Amman Judee alive and rescued 212 persons held hostage.
“The captured terrorists leader is undergoing further interrogation while the rescued persons are being documented and the underaged children were administered oral polio vaccines,” the statement read in part. The troops on Tuesday rescued 30 hostages from the Boko Haram terrorists’ enclave, killing 14 of the insurgents in a gun duel in Borno State.
Meanwhile, the senate has reaffirmed its commitment to addressing the security challenge in the North East, asking its ad-hoc committee investigating the state of security affairs in Zamfara to carry out the task in the entire region.
The resolution followed a motion by Senator Ali Ndume on the worrisome state of security in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.
Ndume commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the fight against insurgency in the north east, but expressed concern that the level of attack by the insurgents had escalated to worrisome level since the beginning of the year. “In 2017, more than 357 civilians were killed during 55 attacks in the North East. The deadliest month was in August when the militant group killed 100 people, followed by November with 76 people killed already. “Recently, three soldiers and a child were killed in Magumeri in Borno, several civilians were killed in