By Festus Ahon

NATIONAL Directorate for Employment, NDE, has kicked off verification of participants of its skill acquisition programme in Delta State as part of effort towards ensuring compliance with the rules of engagement.

The verification exercise which kicked off in Oshimili South, Aniocha North and South local government areas of Delta North Senatorial districts had a total of 361 participants of the programme.

The verification officer who led a team of delegates of the Delta State NDE, Mr Igwesi Onyekwelu, said the exercise was to harmonise the documents and details between the state and the federal government.

Onyekwelu said the exercise was to also ascertain the level of participants response and their assessment of the programmes, saying “so far, we have observed that they are happy with the programme.”

Delta State coordinator of NDE, Mr Frank Aninye said that the programme was designed to train participants on confectionary, computer appreciation, beauty therapy, satellite disc installation, inter lock, cosmetology and event management.

Aninye said the programme has  a total of 2,100 participants in its database, adding that 1,400 participants were under cosmetology out of 2,100.

While urging the participants to be dedicated and focused in the training, he said the programme would immensely help to earn them a livelihood.

Some of the beneficiaries who responded, including Miss Sarah Emmanuel and Mr Chukwura Donald commended the government for the opportunity with an assurance that they would take the programme seriously.

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