NDDC to create 6,300 jobs for Niger Delta youths in online retail marketing
The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has earmarked 6,300 jobs for
youths in the Niger Delta. Beneficiaries of the scheme that will include
unemployed youths, university undergraduates as well as persons in
employment who desire to earn more cash, will be trained by online
marketing giant, KONGA.COM.
Ag. Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, said
the entrepreneurship training will create jobs and offer financial
stability to families. Semenitari remarked that the partnership between
NDDC and KONGA.COM is one of the numerous ways the Commission under her,
is reducing unemployment in the Niger Delta region and creating new
According to Semenitari, beneficiaries of the job creation, to be drawn
from the 9 mandate states of the Commission, will not only become
prospective big income earners but have prospects to establish similar
retail chains like KONGA.COM.
“Our target for those 6,300 youths goes beyond giving them the opportunity
to acquire knowledge in online retail business which is creating billions
of Naira patronage in Nigeria and overseas, they also stand to earn for
themselves sustainable livelihood and would in future, be employers of
labour”, Semenitari said.
Semenitari, who said that the Commission was determined to create
entrepreneurs from the Niger Delta region, added that the NDDC/KONGA.COM
partnership is one of the avenues towards achieving the goal.
The 6,300 beneficiaries are expected to undergo training at designated
centres in the 9 states prior to their full engagement.
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