The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Yobe State has engaged 19,780 graduate trainees in the state in the last 12 years.
The State Coordinator of the Program Malam Umar Yunusa disclosed this at opening session of five day training for Graduate Attachment Program (GAP) organized the NDE in the State.
Malam Yunusa disclosed that over the years, the NDE has systematical tried to solve the problem of unemployment across the country by training and sending out graduates to organisations whom in some cases are retained on permanent basis.
The Yobe State NDE boss called on the beneficiaries to take advantage of the program and make the best out of it so as to secure pensionable jobs from those organisation they are attached to.
He explained that 15 beneficiaries each were chosen from the three senatorial zones of the state, adding that the NDE through its inspectorate unit ensures that beneficiaries are monitored in their areas of assignment to rate their performance and other wise.
The representative of the Director General at the occasion, Engr. Haruna Idris who is also the Principal Public Works Officer of the NDE said the organisation is working at build a bank of trained unemployed graduates where employers can come in and hire professionals that they need.
He called on the beneficiaries to concentrate on the five days orientation training so as to reap the benefit of the scheme, stressing that, “only discipline and dedication will market them to those organizations that they are posted to. it is therefore an opportunity that they should not allow it pass by”.