UMUAHIA – National Directorate of Employment (NDE), has flagged-off several training programmes in Abia State for about 130 women drawn from across the state in various contemporary demand-driven skills.
These are tie and dye cloth making, stones and bead making, makeup and gele arts, events decoration, natural organic products formulation and perfumery.
Speaking at the event which took place at Umuahia South local government area headquarters, Apumiri, the Director-General of NDE, Mallam Abubakar Fikpo represented by the Abia State Coordinator of NDE, Mr Chima Uzoma Ibeh told the beneficiaries that they are amongst the lucky few beneficiaries of the national programme designed by the NDE to equip them with the necessary skills needed to be gainfully self-employed in today’s contemporary society.
The Director-General further indicated that the trainees will be paid some stipend and given lunch all through the 5-days training programme held at three different training centres which include Umuahia South and Umuahia North Local government area headquarters and the NDE Abia State office complex, Amuzuta, Old Umuahia.
Also speaking, the representative of the Director, Small Scale Enterprises department of NDE, Mrs Shade Uche implored the beneficiaries to take their training seriously.