The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) on Monday announced that more than 150,000 persons benefited from its skilled acquisition training since inception in Adamawa.
The Director-General of NDE, Mallam Abubakar Mohammed, announcement this in Yola at the launching of Senator Ahmed Barata Strategic Empowerment Scheme.
Mohammed, who was represented by the Adamawa Coordinator of NDE, Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu, said 45,000 of the beneficiaries were trained in Rural Agricultural Training Scheme (RATS) and Rural Handicraft Scheme (RHS).
He said more than 100,000 persons in the state were trained in vocational and technical trades like fashion designing, carpentry, tailoring, auto mechanic, hair dressing and electrical installation.
According to him, more than 10,000 were trained in landscaping and environmental beautification.
The coordinator said that 600 of the beneficiaries had so far been resettled with seed funds to enhance quest to be self employed.
He commended Barata for partnering with NDE in alleviating the hardship of members of his constituency through the training of 360 beneficiaries.
Barata said the beneficiaries would be provided with inputs as part of his poverty alleviation programme.