Sometime in October, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, approved a Pilot Special Public Works Programme in the Rural Areas. The programme was domiciled in the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) for implementation.
The Special Public Works in the Rural Areas is an employment- intensive technique acquired and adapted by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) from one of the capacity-building collaborations with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in the late 1980’s to the middle of the 1990’s. The Project was tagged ILO/NDE Labour Based/ Light Equipment Methods of Construction, Rehabilitation and maintenance of Public Infrastructure.
The Graduate Coaching Scheme [GCS] basically involves the recruitment of graduates of tertiary institutions with bias in education where available, as instructors to coach the students preparing for WAEC/NECO/JAMB.
GRADUATE ATTACHMENT PROGRAMME [GAP]:
This scheme is designed to provide unemployed graduates with practical experience and skills through hands on training for a period of 6 months in reputable organizations where their services are needed with regard to their area of specialization.
SOLAR ENERGY TRAINING SCHEME [SETS]:
Solar Energy Training Scheme [SETS] involves the training of unemployed graduates on maintenance and installation of solar powers systems as well as procurement of solar panels.
ENVIRONMENTAL BEAUTIFICATION TRAINING SCHEME [EBTS]:
This scheme is designed for the training of unemployed persons [graduate and non-graduate] in hard and soft landscaping.
They are 3 categories of skills under this scheme namely:
- Hard landscaping [interlocking ties].
- Soft landscaping [planting of flowers for indoor and outdoor beautification].
- Plaster of Paris [POP].
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SCHEME [CDS]:
This scheme is designed to generate mass employment at community levels in collaboration with benefiting communities, which provides a ready source of on-the–job training for unskilled and skilled members of the community leading to capacity building of designated technical personnel. Equally, public infrastructure is established and regularly maintained.
Skills under this scheme are:
- Concrete well/water.
- catchment construction
- Neighborhood corps.
Deadline: Not Specified