The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Kano State on Wednesday commenced training of 2,800 women on cosmetology.
Speaking at the flag off in Kano, the NDE Director General, Dr Nasir Muhammad-Ladan, said the programme was under the nation-wide Federal Government initiative aimed at creating 76,400 jobs.
The director general, who was represented by Mr. Charles Ayiye, said no fewer than 1, 200 males would be trained in various trades of their choice in Kano State.
“A total of 4, 000 persons would be trained in Kano state under the training of 76, 400 jobs creation nationwide. Out of the 4, 000 prospective beneficiaries in Kano State, 2,800 are women while the remaining 1, 200 are males,” he said.
He said the decision to train the women on cosmetology was borne out of the belief that cosmetology plays a prominent role in the economy of the country.
The programme, he said, would enable the beneficiaries to become self-reliant and contribute their quota to national development.
Earlier in his remarks, the NDE State Coordinator, Alhaji Iliyasu Ahmed, said the training was another milestone to tackle the menace of mass unemployment in the country.
Ahmed, who said the directorate had designated six centres in the metropolis to facilitate the training programme, urged the participants to concentrate fully in order to benefit from the initiative