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NDE gives N1m grant to develop workshop for the deaf

A group of deaf and hard of hearing (HOH) persons who are under the Deaf and Cabinet Society of Nigeria, have received a grant of one million naira from the National Directorate of Employment, NDE, towards the development of the group’s furniture workshop.

A statement by Nnamdi Asomugha, NDE’s Assistant- Director (Information & Public Relations), said “the workshop is where members of the society are trained in furniture making for employment and skills acquisition, the funding is part of the Directorate’s community development service scheme to train and empower vulnerable persons under the special public works and vocational skills development programme.”

According to the statement, approval for the grant was made when a three-man delegation of the society held discussions with the Director-General of the NDE Mallam Abubakar Mohammed, in his office in Abuja. The interaction was conducted through the use of facial expression, gestures and writings.

The group led by Mr.Ajakaye Mohammed Sanni, Ajayi Olobatoke and Aderibigbe Oluwasola,  had requested for financial assistance to develop a workshop in Nyanya, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

According to the group,” unless the land allocated to the society was developed in the immediate future, the plot of land maybe revoked by the authorities”

…as Lagos NDE holds School-On-Wheel” scheme training

NATIONAL Directorate of Employment,NDE, Lagos State, has said it is determined to excel in employment generation, poverty alleviation and wealth creation through grassroots sensitization and training, as part of the directorate and the Lekki free Zone collaboration under the “ School-On-Wheel” Scheme in the Lekki area of lagos state.

The state NDE Co-ordinator, Mrs. Victoria Awosemo, spoke at the opening ceremony of the NDE/Lekki Free Zone collaboration under the “School-On-Wheel” Scheme training in the Lekki council Development Area of Lagos State.

According to the State Co-ordinator, “the one month collaborative training at the instance of the Management of the Lekki Free Zone International is meant to contribute positively to the needs of the community as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility of the Lekki World Wide Incorporated, otherwise known, as the Lekki Free Zone.” In a brief remark at the occasion Mr. Kola Taiwo, the Head Human Resources, Lekki World wide Incorporated, posited that the training was his company’s contribution to the upliftment of the status of unemployed persons in the immediate Community of the Lekki Free Zone Area.

The training, packaged for the unemployed persons in the Lekki locality, is in five different trades which would be operated through the School-On-Wheels Scheme under the Vocational Skills Development Department which includes computer ( IT), Hairdressing, Bead making, shoe making / Leather works and Catering classes.

The NDE School-On-Wheel, SOW, Module was moved to the premises of the Lekki Council Development area to ensure a successful training session for participants under this laudable scheme.

Textile unions education confab ends today

THIS year annual national education conference organised by National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN, in conjunction with the Nigeria Textile Garment and Tailoring Employers Association ,NTGTEA, will end today.

The three days conference taking place in Kaduna, which commenced on Tuesday, is with the  theme: “Industry & Labour @ 50: Democracy, Good Governance and Industrial Development.”

A statement by the union’s General Secretary, Comrade Issa Aremu, said: “The 22nd Annual Education conference with the theme: Industry & Labour @ 50: Democracy, Good Governance and Industrial Development. The annual residential education conference organized by the union in conjunction with the Nigeria Textile Garment and Tailoring Employers Association (NTGTEA) is scheduled to hold from Tuesday 28th to Thursday 30th September 2010.”

“The conference is aimed at reflecting on Nigeria’s industrial development and implications for labour and economic growth. It will also examine the impact of democratic governance on industries and workers and provide the platform for engaging the critical issues of participation in the electoral process, industrial revival and improved welfare for workers.”


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