Nahum Sule, Jalingo
The National Directorate of Employment under the Small Scale Enterprises department commenced a 5-day training for school leavers and artisans in Jalingo, Taraba state on Basic Business Training (BBT).
The training which is designed for 65 participants in the state is to train the beneficiaries on Record Keeping, Marketing, Management of Workers, Purchasing and Stock Control, Cash Management, Business Ethics, Costing of Products and Services among others.
Speaking at the official flag-off of the training in Taraba, the Director General of NDE, Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo, who was represented by the Taraba state coordinator, Alhaji. Danjuma Shehu stated the importance of skills acquisition and Small Scale Enterprises (SSE).
Fikpo said most developed countries did not become big through big corporations but they also started with SSE.
In his words, he said “ It is with great pride I great you participants on this occasion, pertinent to this time to inform you that most progressive nations of the world did not achieve economic prosperity because of the large corporations that exist therein but through the small scale businesses based in the informal sector that provides employment for the majority of their populace.
“It is for this reason that NDE encourages the formation of small businesses through its Enterprise Creation Schemes and supports their success through the provision of business management training,” Fikpo said and enjoined the participants to take their training seriously to maximize the benefit accruing to it” he said.
He further stressed that the training was part of efforts of the Directorate to address the menace of business failure created as a result of managerial skills by new entrant into the informal sector.
Speaking on behalf of other participants, Nura Ibrahim Lau, appreciated NDE for the opportunity given to them and pledged not to misuse it, stating that many Nigerians do not have the same privilege as they do.
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