In order to  promote women’s participation  in job creation and poverty  reduction in the country, the National  Directorate  of Employment,(NDE)  through b its women empowerment  Branch,(web)  has commenced the training  of 130  women in Oyo  State on various


The-3-day  training which comprises Make-up, Gele, Event Decoration, Tie and Dye, Organic Products, tone  Bead Work, and Perfumery according to the agency was designed to reduce unemployment, make women reliant and above all fulfill the mandate of NDE, which is to create jobs.




Speaking at the flag-off ceremony of the event, the Oyo NDE State Coordinator, Mrs. Olayinka  Olayemi, who represented the NDE Director-General, Mallam Abubakar Nuhu  Fikpo, charged the beneficiaries to see the training as another giant stride towards making life better for themselves, their families and the society at large.




Also speaking, the Director, Small Scale Enterprise, Mr. Sunday, D. Apakasa, who was represented by  Mr. Joshua Bukar, assured that the NDE would continue to impact relevant skills to omen across the country and urged them to make judicious use of the golden opportunity to become great entrepreneurs and employers of labour.





The Zonal Director, South-West Zone, Mr. Adebanjo  Awosanya, who was represented by  Miss Funmi  Kolajo, noted that being an entrepreneur is a great gain stressing that there is a need for value re-orientation for people not to wait for white-collar jobs but to acquire demand-driven skills and to turn it to a lucrative business venture.




The Head of  Oyo NDE Small Scale  Enterprise Department, Mrs. Steve Ogundipe urged the trainers to give the beneficiaries the best so as to tackle the menace of unemployment and poverty which has remained an unnerving challenge in the country.




The Head of Oyo State NDE Women  Employment Branch, WEB, Mrs. Folasade  Ogunleye, charged the beneficiaries as nation builders to strive harder to take themselves out of the labour market and help in growing the nation’s economy.

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