By Festus Ahon
ASABA—THE Federal Government has flagged off a four-day entrepreneurial training programme for Small Scale Enterprises, SSE, as part of efforts towards tackling the economic recession in the country.
Flagging off the programme with the theme Training the Trainers in Asaba, Delta State, Director-General, National Directorate of Employment, Mr Kunle Obayan said that the training programme was due to the crucial role played by entrepreneurs in boosting the country’s economy.
Obayan who was represented by Director, Small Scale Enterprises, SSE, Department NDE, headquarters, Abuja, Mrs Henrietta Achigbu, said that the programme was designed combat unemployment and to meet the demands of the nation’s teeming youths.
He said, “The Directorate has recently introduced new schemes, one of which is the school-to-work scheme targeting JSS 3 and SS 2 students, designed to encourage the culture of skill acquisition among secondary school students in Nigeria.
“Another scheme introduced is the NDE Agricultural Park to boost green houses with market gardens for production of tomatoes, green pepper, among others and to promote fish farms and poultry farms.”
Earlier in his speech, the Delta State Coordinator, NDE, Mr Godfrey Ugbaja, charged the participants to key into the programme which according to him, would be of immense benefit to them.
He said that the workshop has the primary objective of strengthening the delivery capacity of SSE officers for effective business entrepreneurship training of NDE beneficiaries which would be reflected in their ability to write bankable feasibility reports.