The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige disclosed this at the Special Day of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) at the ongoing 27th Enugu International Trade Fair on Friday.
“Instead of paying youths N5,000 monthly for doing nothing, the government has initiated plans to engage hundreds of thousands of youths in the country with over 10 empowerment programmes. Some of the intervention programmes will be spearheaded by the NDE including Teach Nigeria, skill acquisition and community services” he said.
According to the minister, anyone who enters the programme “would be earning far more than N5, 000 depending on his or her input.”
He also said that some youths would be employed after the programme and others will be assisted to start their own business.