The National Directorate of Employment, (NDE) has commenced skills acquisition training on Environmental Beautification for some youths in Bayelsa State.
The director-general of the NDE, Nuhu Fikpo, while addressing the 16 benefiting youths during the one-day orientation ceremony in Yenagoa, said the scheme was designed to impact in them the requisite skills needed in the construction industry, with the aim of taking them out of poverty.
Represented by Mr Kenneth Okafor, he pointed out that the overall objective is to inculcate in the youths the necessary vocational skills with the goal of making them self-reliant and becoming employers of labour themselves.
“The graduates of this training are equipped with in-demand skills sought for in the construction industry. They are open to exploring diverse opportunities to provide services to projects in the industry.
“The Management of NDE wishes to congratulate these budding and potential entrepreneurs of tomorrow for choosing this honourable part to greatness and self-realization and actualization built on the confidence of a brighter tomorrow”.
He commended the Federal Government for all the support given to the NDE to provide youths in the state and the nation at large vocational training opportunities.
In his remarks, the State Coordinator of NDE, Aham Osuchukwu said the 16 benefiting trainees were drawn from all the eight Local Government Areas of the state and admonished them to make good use of the opportunity as it has been designed to launch them into economic affluence, wealth creation and making them employers of labour.
He noted that the intensive training is to last for a period of three months and the trainers had been directed to model their skills impartation on these skills sets to meet up with the syllabus.
Environmental Beautification training includes acquisition of skills set in interlocking, tiling, planting and maintenance of grasses, landscape designing raising of flower nurseries, construction of water fountains icons, balustrades, and plaster of Paris.