The Coordinator, National Directorate of Employment, NDE Osun State, Mr Ismail Abiola, has said that the selected applicants for the 774, 000 job, under the Special Public Works Programme in the state will be engaged in basic business training during the programme.
Abiola who disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists in his office in Osogbo, on Tuesday, said that the purpose of the programme was to train the prospective applicants on how to
handle small scale businesses.
According to Abiola, Osun NDE has received equipments and the tools designed to be used for this Special Public Works Programme.
He maintained that the applicants are expected to be engaged in environmental development, adding that some would be involved in some jobs identified in their various local government areas.
He urged the applicants to make judicious use of the job opportunity and honorarium attach to it in other to be self reliant .
He explained that all arrangements have been concluded to kick start the programme, saying at no distant time, names of successful applicants would be shortlisted.
“The Federal government is very concerned about the plight of unemployed people and level of poverty in the country generally to reduce hunger in the society. Nigerians have registered through the committee that was set up for this programme and the list has been forwarded to the headquarters in Abuja.
“We are expecting that the list would be forwarded to the bank according to Director General. The selected applicants would be given forms to fill by the bank to do the documentation hopefully in each local government in collaboration with NDE.
“During the programme, NDE will train the applicants on how to utilize the little amount they would earn to start small scales business for the growth of the economy locally.” he said