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Unemployment rate high because youths run from challenges – NDE

The National Directorate of Employment, NDE, has stated that the rate of unemployment in the country is high because youths are scared of squaring up to the challenges of self-employment.


The Director-General of the NDE, Mr. Kunle Obayan, according to a statement issued on Tuesday, stated this in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, during the inauguration of the training of over 360 youths in the state.

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Obayan, who was represented at the occasion by the Ogun State Co-ordinator of the NDE, Femi Oyenekan, urged youths in the country to apply for the skill acquisition training of the agency to enable them become self-reliant.

According to the statement, no fewer than 9,360 youths, who will be trained nationwide, will also be empowered with tools at the end of the five-month training.

Part of the statement reads, “Obayan said the training exercise is aimed at exposing the participants to the benefits of self employment through skills acquisition training and capacity enhancement in various vocational trades.

“He added that unemployment had become critical because youths are tacitly avoiding the realities of making a living through self-employment. He maintained that self employment through training of youths and the unemployed is the cardinal focus of the NDE.

“Obayan said the mandate of the NDE is to fight unemployment and create jobs. He appealed to unemployed youths roaming the streets to avail themselves of job opportunities of the NDE and become self-employed.”

The statement added that the candidates would be trained in GSM repair, computer operation and maintenance, photography, video coverage, interior decoration, among others.

9 Comments on Unemployment rate high because youths run from challenges – NDE

  1. Hmmm!!!are u sure that?


  2. U might be right about that!!some youth are so lazy that they want to settle down for ready made which is killing us in this country


  3. But na huge capital dem go use start any business naaoooooo


  4. Abi e no easy to just be an enterprenuer over night


  5. True talk, some youths are so arrogant because they came out with first class upper,demanding for huge amount of money for a starting salary….can u imagine?


  6. u don’t expect dem to run to it naaaaa


  7. It is more than that sir!

    This reminds me of the story of the wise lion that pretended to be sick and invited all the animals to come and greet him one after the other……..when it came to the turn of the wise tortoise, ON HIS WAY, he looked at the ground, he saw hoof and paw prints facing one direction towards the door of the lion’s den but couldn’t see any facing the return direction…….haaaaaaa! he said to himself, I would rather shout my ‘get well soon’ from afar!

    What is the success rate for those who started?
    Do we have the statistics of young entrepreneurs all over the country?
    Do we have support system in place for start-ups?


  8. See only God knows the qualification of people in govt these days, so the unemployment rate is becos people run from challenges. waoh what a good reason. This blame game is what will kill this govt


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