The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has trained no less than 50 youths in Ekiti State on feasible and viable business ideas to empower them and improve their socio-economic life in society.
Speaking at the launch ceremony of a week-long NDE Business and Finance Advisory Clinic training by the Small Business Department in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, the Director General, Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo, noted that the agency was committed to fighting the scourge of poverty among citizens through the implementation of job creation programs.
Represented by the State Coordinator of NDE, Mustapha Saliu Kayode, he explained that during the training, the participants would be exposed to the reality of the national labor market and how best to develop business plans that can be financed. by financial institutions.
According to him, “Obviously, misery cannot enter the home of a man of industry and economy. We want to train participants to properly conceptualize their chosen business into feasible business ideas and to appropriately write feasibility study reports or business plans.
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“To advise participants to choose the type of business that suits the interest, aptitudes and skills of the participants, some may indeed already be running businesses. Act as the interface between resource people to coach participants in the production of feasible business plans that can be financed by financial institutions. »
He advised participants to take advantage of the training “to improve your business and start your own business. Your unusual cooperation, strong work ethic, caring and positive attitude throughout the week-long training.
For his part, the representative of the director of the department of small businesses, Matthew Aposhi, said that there is a need for the country’s graduates to adopt entrepreneurial skills so that they are financially independent, rather than waiting for the jobs of non-existent white collars. .
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