The Director-General National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Dr. Nasiru Muhammad Ladan Argungu, on Friday said the directorate succeeded in training and empowering over 900,000 unemployed Nigerians in the last two years.
The DG made the disclosure at the closing of a 3-day workshop on Public Procurement Planning and Bid Management for the directorate’s procurement officers held in Kaduna.
Dr. Argungu represented by the directorate’s Director of Procurement, Alhaji Aliyu Abubakar said since assumption to office in 2017, he placed priority on training.
He explained that he placed high premium on staff motivation and training for increased output.
Dr Argungu added that the procurement workshop was one in the series of the NDE capacity-building trainings conceived to address issues related to principles of public procurement.
Earlier, a trainer from Rock Edge Consulting Limited, Mr. Bulus James, said the participants have been exposed to the modern trend in the procurement process.