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 entrepreneurs.
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.
SA(Media) to the Ag. Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer,
Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC