NDE, SURE-P create 3,000 new jobs in Ondo
NOT less than 3,000 jobs have been created for unemployed persons by the Ondo State office of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in collaboration with the Subsidy Removal Employment Programme (SURE-P) of the Federal Government.
The directorate has also announced that it has completed registration process of another batch of 1000 graduates drawn from all the local councils of the state in furtherance of the SURE-P initiative, which aimed at providing job opportunities for Nigerian youths through financial gains recorded by government by the removal of petroleum subsidy.
Ondo State Co-ordinator of the NDE, Olaitan Olayinka said at a meeting with desk officers of the programme in Akure that 40 community leaders would be representing each local government in sourcing community projects to be executed under the schemes.
He said the desk officers and supervisors would work with various communities to ensure effective implementation of the SURE-P, which included execution of community projects, such as construction of culverts, markets, school buildings and others.
According to Olayinka, 3,000 unemployed people cut across all the local government would benefit from the Community Service Scheme, which would involve joint execution of projects with oil subsidy removal fund in the communities.
The co-ordinator also informed the desk officers about the NDE’s Graduate Coaching Scheme (GCS), to train youths, who had deficiency in their WAEC, NECO, GCE and JAMB examinations.
According to him, “at least, in four years, the Federal Government would have given job opportunities to 20,000 people in each state of the federation. This is a great leap considering the effect this would have on the socio-economic indices of the country.”
Source – The Guardian