FG to cre­ate 76, 300 jobs on De­cem­ber 4, says NDE

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - NEWS - From Charles Akpeji, Jalingo

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-

• Ndume laments state of se­cu­rity in N’east

est.

“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

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