As part of the exit plan for the 17,000 participants who got jobs under the Extended Special Public Works Programme, ESPW, National Directorate of Employment, NDE, Enugu State, gave the participants a two-day on Basic Business Training, BBT, in each of the three senatorial zones of the state.
The essence of the training is to prepare the participants to embark on micro business ventures in order not to return to the labour market after the three month transient job.
The participants were given jobs for general cleaning of parks, schools, school, markets; clearing of refuse dumps; traffic decongestion; road maintenance, drainage clearing as well as erosion control.
Addressing the participants from Enugu East Senatorial zone, during the BBT lectures on Wednesday, Enugu State Coordinator, Dr, Mrs Chika Onah, charged the participants to take the training serious.
Onah also charged them to utilise the funds they were given to start businesses of their own and thus become possible employers of labour.
“You are lucky to have gotten the jobs. Now that you have been paid, I advice you to take the training serious and at the end utilise the money you were paid to start your own business,” Onah admonishes.
The training which was organised by the Small Scale Enterprises, SSE, Department of the agency, took off from Enugu North Senatorial Zone at Nsukka in July 6 and 7; Enugu West at Udi between July 12 and 13; while Enugu East commenced July 14 to culminate in July 15, 2021.