The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo SAN, on Thursday, November 14th, 2019 empowered 1,700 unemployed Delta youths and women under the National Directorate of Employment’s Micro Enterprise Enhancement Scheme (MEES) in line with the federal government directives on job creation.
The event, we heard, was graced by dignitaries such as the honourable minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi, the Director General, National Directorate of Employment, Dr. Nasir Mohammed Ladan Argungu, the royal father of Uvwie Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Emmanuel E. Sideso, OON, JP ABE 1, among others.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) is one of the parastatals directly under the supervision of the honourable minister of state, Mr. Festus Keyamo, with a mission to design and implement job creation programmes that will promote attitudinal change, employment generation, poverty reduction and wealth creation.
The empowerment programme which held at the Palace of Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom, His Royal Majesty,
Emmanuel E. Sideso, OON, JP ABE 1, saw 1000 unemployed youths empowered with new HP laptops while about 200 women got sewing machines.
There was also disbursement of loans to 1000 women to support their micro businesses.
The event coincided with a grand homecoming reception for Keyamo
organized by the royal father of Uvwie Kingdom, His Royal Majesty,
Emmanuel E. Sideso, OON, JP ABE 1 at his GRA, Efunrun palace.