WorldStage Newsonline-- The Director General of Nigeria’s National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Nasiru Mohammed Ladan has announced plans to inject new ideas and strategies into the job creation drive of the Directorate in line with best global practices.
A statement by Assistant Director, Information of Directorate, Lawan Musa, the Director General said that under the new policy plan, the NDE would not limit itself to job creation.
He said the Directorate will also assist Nigerians engaged in small and micro businesses with cutting-edge business skills to enable them expand and accommodate other Nigerians seeking employment.
He said further that the Directorate will observe due diligence in Skills acquisitions and resettlement, as trainings shall be tailored towards the peculiarities of each state and local government within the federation.
According to him, there will be more activities at the state level as the states and local government councils will constitute the hub of employment generation activities, saying "we will look into the facilities at the state level, improve upon them and create jobs for youths.
“We are looking at a situation whereby no Nigerian will risk his or her life travelling across the desert and Mediterranean Sea just because they are trying to get to Europe in search of jobs.
‘’By choice, some will definitely travel to Europe but they will do it in more dignifying manner. Our website will be activated for employers and applicants will interact. We will be involved, we will get across to various embassies and get insurance for those being employed. It will be basedon intergovernmental synergy and collaboration.”
He assure staff of the Directorate of better days, adding staff welfare shall be one of the cardinal objectives of his administration and staff will receive capacity upgrade in different areas.
He however urged them to be disciplined, loyal and productive. He warned that there shall be no room for lawlessness, laziness and truancy, as members of staff will be encouraged to acquire new skills in order to be more productive and able to contribute to national growth.