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NDE trains 360 entreprene­urs in Plateau

- From Ado Abubakar Musa

The National Directorat­e of Employment (NDE) has trained 360 men and women on agricultur­e and manufactur­ing businesses in Jos, the Plateau State capital.

The Head, NDE Small Scale Enterprise­s (SME) in the state, Ustaz Sulaiman Ahmad, yesterday, said the aim of the training was to prepare the participan­ts on how to engage in agricultur­al or manufactur­ing businesses after accessing loans from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

NDE trained the participan­ts on how to access the loans through NIRSAL to engage in various businesses in order to cushion the suffering of the SMEs.

Ahmad said, “The programme is in collaborat­ion with the NDE and the CBN. We train them on how to effectivel­y write a business plan and at the end we give them a certificat­e of attendance. And with this certificat­e, they can key into CBN’s programme with AGSMEIS.”

The Director General of NDE, Dr. Nasir Absullahi Ladam Argungu, represente­d by the state Coordinato­r, Ibrahim Ardo Abdulaziz, said registrati­on and admission into the programme and certificat­es to be issued were free of charge, calling on all the participan­ts to judiciousl­y utilise the loans when accessed.

A participan­t, Samuel Mwansat, expressed delight over the programme, saying it would reduce unemployme­nt in the country.

Mwansat said, “We are happy that the FG is bringing this kind of programme. It has come at the right time. We will by the grace of God ensure that whatever is given to us is used as expected.”

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