Institute Solicits Adequate Funding For NDE youth Empowerment Programs
The Institute for the Studies and Practice of Non- violence in Nigeria has stressed the need for government to empower youths in the country by providing adequate funding for the National Directorate of Employment NDE programs.
The President of the Institute Mallam Mohammed Idris made the call while presenting the institute highest award to the Director General of the National Directorate of Employment, Dr Nasiru Mohammed Argugun in Abuja.
Mallam Idris observed that any nation not consciously investing in its next generation is not a serious country.
He said the image sold about the present generation depresses the hope of the next generation.
“we must understand our future is not secured if the future of the next generation is not properly placed.”
He called on government to create an enabling environment starting with proper education that incorporates vocational and entrepreneurial skills.
“Government needs to be deliberate in considering the youth when signing bilateral trades with western governments including capacity for skills.”
The institute President who commended the Director General of the NDE for his leadership role promised to partner the NDE in youth entrepreneurship in conformity with the present administration next level agenda.
In his response, the NDE Director General,
Dr Mohammed Argugun promised continuous support for Skill acquisitions, Job creation to ensure that the set target for the organisation was achieved.
Dr Argugun also explained that the Directorate was ready to collaborate with stakeholders to empower youths to make them self reliant rather than seeking white collar jobs.