5,000 un­em­ployed youths to get loans in Zam­fara — NDE

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‘The Vic­tor a Vic­tim’ is pub­lished as an e-book and sold on on­line stores like okada.com. We are work­ing to­wards a hard copy. The mar­ket­ing strate­gies we are us­ing is us­ing dif­fer­ent on­line out­lets, putting ad­verts on so­cial me­dia such as In­sta­gram, Face­book, etc. I also in­tend to en­ter it for sev­eral com­pe­ti­tions so as to gain pop­u­lar­ity, that way the ob­jec­tive of writ­ing will be achieved. The Na­tional Direc­torate of Em­ploy­ment (NDE) has said that over 5,000 trained un­em­ployed youths in Zam­fara will ben­e­fit from the Fed­eral Govern­ment’s en­trepreneur­ship soft loans.

The state NDE Co­or­di­na­tor, Mr Muham­mad Al­has­san, made this known in Gusau dur­ing the week while brief­ing of­fi­cials of the Min­istry for Lo­cal Govern­ment and Chief­taincy Af­fairs.

The of­fi­cials were led by the Com­mis­sioner, Al­haji Bello-Dankande and the lo­cal govern­ment coun­cil chair­men of the state.

“As we are aware, the Fed­eral Govern­ment, un­der Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari’s ad­min­is­tra­tion, came up with a pol­icy that all com­mer­cial banks in the coun­try should give five per cent of their profit as loan for youth en­trepreneur­ship de­vel­op­ment.

“Un­der this pro­gramme, each of the ben­e­fi­cia­ries can ac­cess be­tween N1 mil­lion and N10 mil­lion as loan,” he noted.

NDE said it plans to train the un­em­ployed youths across the 14 lo­cal govern­ment ar­eas of the state.

Ear­lier, Bello-Dankande de­scribed the part­ner­ship be­tween the min­istry and the NDE as cor­dial.

Dankande gave an as­sur­ance of the min­istry’s sup­port to any pro­gramme tar­geted to­ward im­prov­ing the fu­ture of the youths of the state. (NAN)

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