From Ahmed Kaigama, Bauchi
As part of efforts to enable unemployed university and polytechnics graduates acquire skills that will make them employable and competitive in a changing world, an NGO, Center for Information and Technology Development (CITAD) has organized a career development and entrepreneurship opportunities training for unemployed graduates.
Speaking, during a one day workshop on techniques and employment/entrepreneurship opportunities at CITAD conference hall, Bauchi, the Research Assistant with CITAD Alhaji Hamza Ibrahim Chinade, said that the purpose of setting up Job Placement Information Services Unit (JOPIS) was for the unemployed graduates to acquire employable skills, stressing that the unit has demonstrated high prospects to unemployed graduates for job acquiring skills from Foundations, NGOs ,Government and wealthy individual.
Ibrahim Chinade disclosed that about 30 graduates were targeted to benefited from the training but over 40 turn up, graduates from ATBU Bauchi, Fedpoly Bauchi and University of Maiduguri whom we develop sound business ideas of securing jobs and skils of becoming self reliance”
“As long as number of graduates still remains unemployed, we will continue to improve the capacity of training more unemployed graduates to become employers of labour,” he said.
Chinade called on the unemployed graduates to work hard and create job for the next generation, adding that the attitude of waiting to be employed by government might result to the next generation not having any job.