Lokoja — The Kogi State chapter of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) is to train 50 unemployed persons with special needs on vocational training.
The state Coordinator, Malam Abdulkadir Oba Saadu, who disclosed this at the weekend in Lokoja said the scheme was the initiative of the Director-General, Malam Abubakar Mohammed to especially empower persons with special needs with skills.
He said the training will assist them to become self-employed, self-reliant and subsequently become employers of labour.
According to him, the training will be centred on tie and dye, hat making, bead string, event management, shoe making and repairs, soap making and cosmetology as well as hair dressing.
The coordinator stated that the beneficiaries will include physically challenged unskilled youth, widows and orphans, persons living with HIV/AIDS, albinos and commercial sex workers.