From Muhammad Rabiu

50 unemployed graduate in Kwara state have been trained by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) on how to start and run their private businesses.

Speaking during the flag-off of the five-day entrepreneurship development programme in Ilorin ,the state coordinator of NDE, Engineer Aba Omochoko ,advised the beneficiaries to take family and friends away from their businesses in order to succeed.

According to him the beneficiaries were selected out of 500 applicants from the three senatorial districts of the state.

He said the participants at the workshop would be given start-up loan package on their chosen businesses after the training programme.

Engineer Omochoko urged them to be free to approach the directorate after their training on areas of challenges for necessary assistance.

In a remark the Deputy Director, small scale enterprises department of the NDE, Mrs. Folashade Lanre-Ogun, said that the participants were trained on motivation to becoming business entrepreneurs.