The Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Dr Nasiru Mohammed-Ladan, has commenced payment of stipends to 630 trainees of the Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (BNOAS) of the directorate in Kebbi.
This was disclosed in a statement by the state Coordinator of NDE, Alhaji Abdullahi Danjuma-Machika, in Birnin Kebbi on Friday.
“The stipend payment is to help cushion the effect of COVID-19.
“A total of 630 trainees benefitted, with 30 drawn from each of the 21 local government areas of the state,” Danjuma-Machika said.
The coordinator said that already, the beneficiaries had started receiving credit alerts from their banks.