CBN trains entrepreneurs on bankable business plans

As part of its agenda to raise more entrepreneurs across the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has gone into partnership with the wife of Taraba State Governor, Mrs Anna Ishaku, for the purpose of training 10,000 unemployed youths. The partnership under the First Lady’s Hope Afresh Foundation, according to a statement, is to train the first batch of 220 participants at the first instance. Speaking on the partnership, a representative of the Enterprise Development Centre at the apex bank, Alhaji Abubakar Umar, said the trainees would be taught…

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‘How we successfully tackled unemployment’

The successful implementation of National Directorate of Employment’s (NDE) four major programmes has been identified as the tool that helped in curtailing the growing unemployment in the last one year. During the period, no fewer than 15,343 benefitted from various skills acquisitions, thereby making them self-employed and employers. Immediate past Director General of NDE, Kunle Obayan, disclosed this in Enugu. He said that the trainings were done in vocational, agricultural and entrepreneurial skills as well as activities in the public works sector. Ibayan, who was in acting capacity before his…

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Union reinforces strategy to strengthen performance

The National President, Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE), Comrade S.A Adelegan, has declared that the extraordinary National Governing Council (NGC) meeting in Bauchi is an opportunity to analyse its strengths, challenges and proffer workable solutions. Speaking at the opening of the meeting, he said the union would critically evaluate the government activities at all levels as they affect the union’s teeming membership, the world of work and the citizenry in general. On his part, the chairman, AUPCTRE, Bauchi chapter. Comrade Abdullahi Ibrahim,…

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Labour tasks tricycle operators on good conduct

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) of Nigeria has advised members of Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria (TOAN) in Edo State to conduct themselves properly while rendering services to members of the public. Edo state chairman of TUC, Comrade Ohue Marshal, while admonishing the transporters, described them as disciplined and committed to the development of the state. Marshal, who gave the advice during the inauguration of the association’s executive in the state, urged them to respect constituted authorities and always channel challenges to the appropriate authorities. Members of the association also…

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Technologists seek end to recession

The National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) has called on Federal Government to seek urgent solution to the current economic recession as a way of pulling the country out of the current predicament. In a communiqué issued at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Calabar, the association expressed dismay at the current economic recession and urged the Federal Government to quickly put in motion all machineries necessary to arrest the situation, in order to bring succour to the suffering masses. It, however, lauded the Federal Government…

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Calls for minimum wage review thickens

The battle by organised labour led by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for a review of the current minimum wage from N18,000 to N56,000 is gaining traction as more bodies pull their weight behind the campaign. This is coming just as the technical committee set up for the purpose of the review submitted its report to the relevant quarters a few days ago. The Federal Government had set up a tripartite committee for the review process. The committee is be made up of the Federal Government, the state and labour…

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MainOne boss, others counsel on sustainable investment

Some prominent Nigerian investors have advised intending entrepreneurs to ensure building their businesses with sustainability as the bedrock of their intention, saying they should make a change in the country through their businesses. Speaking at the Conference for Emerging Entrepreneurs in Lagos, Chairman, MainOne Cable, Funke Opeke, advised entrepreneurs to dismantle every barrier to business growth as reflected in common constraints like inadequate security and infrastructure. During the conference, the United States Consulate General and the Field of Skills and Dreams Academy also revealed its partnership to train and mentor…

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