Onyejeocha Inaugurates NDE Projects, Programmes Verification Committee

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, has inaugurated the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Projects and Programmes Verification Committee.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony Thursday in Abuja, the minister stated that the committee is tasked with the responsibility of investigating the current programmes of NDE between January to date, with a view to meeting President Bola Tinubu’s expectation for job creation.

In a statement signed by her media aide, Emameh Gabriel, Onyejeocha explained that any employment programme that does not change the status of the employee  economically is not worth it, adding that an employer is supposed to add value and has a target.

She said the National Directorate for Employment (NDE) is a Federal Government agency that is responsible for the implementation of employment programme and policies, which is also charged with the responsibility of providing a variety of services to job seekers, including vocational training, job placement and entrepreneurship development.

The minister urged members of the committee to interact with the beneficiaries of the NDE programmes in order to know their needs and scope.

She also charged the committee to come out with a report on the present state of NDE, which will be used to improve the effectiveness of the Directorate’s programmes.

The minister also expressed her appreciation to the president for his commitment to job creation.

The committee, which has Mr Chris Amadi, Director, Policy, Research and Analysis, as Chairman, has one week to submit its report.

Mr Isaac Okehi, Director, Finance and Accounts, is the Secretary of the committee. 

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