By Festus Ahon
ASABA—THE National Directorate of Employment, NDE, has flagged off a skill acquisition scheme to train 30 unemployed graduates on solar energy in Delta State.
Flagging off the scheme in Asaba, Director General of NDE, Dr. Nasiru Laden, said it was part of a national skill acquisition scheme in 12 states, naming the states to include Delta, Edo, Anambra, Imo, Ogun, Lagos, Kwara, Niger, Katsina, Kebbi, Borno and Sokoto.
Ladan, who was represented by NDE Deputy Director, Special Public Works Department, Abuja, Mrs Patience Osunkwo, said the ceremony was the first batch, adding that two states were randomly selected from the six geo-political zones.
According to him, the scheme is in collaboration with members of the National Assembly from each of the state, adding that the choice of Solar Energy Training Scheme, SETS, was with a view to address and meet the demand for energy in the country.
Earlier in his remarks, Delta State Coordinator of NDE, Mr. Francis Aninye, acknowledged that the implementation of the scheme in the past recorded huge success.