Fri. Jul 12th, 2024

From TCNEWS

The National Directorate of Employment, NDE Abia State has flagged off the symbolic disbursement ceremony for ninety – eight (98) beneficiaries of the Micro Entreprise Enhancement Scheme (MEES), Four (4) Basic Business Empowerment (BBE) and 3 mature people’s programme (MPP) beneficiaries in the state.  

The Directorate also flagged off the training of 20 women each in cosmetology and tye and dye making.

Delivering the keynote address of Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo, the Director General of NDE, Mrs Tessy Wachuku, the State Coordinator NDE Abia, encouraged them to make judicious use of the loans given them to enhance their businesses so they can become worthy Entrepreneurs in their various fields and help NDE to fulfill its mandate of curbing mass unemployment.

He noted that the beneficiaries of the loan packages have existing businesses and have been trained by the Directorate in various skills.

According to him, the loan package was for them to up skill and upgrade their business which will produce a multiplier effect in the state. 

The NDE Boss congratulated the trainees and beneficiaries for making it to the list and advised them not to play with this rare opportunity.

Also, he encouraged the trainees for the tye and dye making and cosmetology training to give their all in learning the skills so they could be Enterprenurs and become financially independent in the near future. 

The Head of Department, Small Scale Enterprise Department, NDE Abia, Mr Friday Ukaegbu, in his speech, charged the beneficiaries to take advantage of the seed capital to take their businesses to enviable heights.

Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries of the loan packages, Mr Joseph Okechukwu Enwerem thanked the Directorate for selecting them among the many that were trained  in the state and promised that they will not misuse the opportunity.

Mrs Mary Eke and Mrs Chidinma Chinonso speaking also on behalf of the cosmetology and tye and dye classes respectively thanked the Directorate and the Federal Government for the opportunity.

By NWAMARA

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