NDE Intervention Scheme: Umahi Lauds Buhari’s Govt for Ebonyi Inclusion
By Victor Nwegede
The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Nweze Umahi has lauded the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari for choosing Ebonyi State as one of the pilot states in the country that benefited in the intervention scheme designed by National Directorates of Employment (NDE) to address the challenge of mass unemployment in the country.
This contains in the statement issued by the Special Assistant to the State Governor on Media and Publicity, Hon. Francis Nwaze on Tuesday and circulated on the state platform for news-updates.
According to the statement, “Ebonyi State youths numbering 5000 yesterday received credit alerts of the sum of 20,000 Naira from the Federal government through the National Directorate of Employment.
“Ebonyi State was selected as the pilot state in the southeast, Nigeria for the NDE Special Public Works Scheme.
“The 5000 persons drawn from the rural areas of Ebonyi State were engaged under the NDE Special Public Works Scheme which is currently under its pilot phase.
“The beneficiaries under this scheme will be deployed to provide services specific to their localities in areas such as cleaning of public infrastructure, maintenance of public facilities like roads, vegetation control, clearing of drainages, and the likes. And each participant will receive the same for the next three months.”
The statement maintained that, after the pilot phase, Ebonyi State Government under the leadership of Governor Umahi by August would begin the engagement of 13,000 youths from the state for the second phase of the scheme which will last till 2023.