The National Directorate of Employment collaborates with various stakeholders with the intent to scale-up the Agency’s programme execution, expanding her reach to a greater number of unskilled and unemployed persons in the country outside the provisions of statutory budgetary provisions. These stakeholders includes indigenous and international partners such as Agencies of the Federal, State and Local Governments, International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Office of the Vice President, National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND), Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Bank of Agriculture (BOA), National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Faith based organizations (FBOs) Community Based Organizations (CBOs), well-meaning individuals and philanthropists. They partner with the Directorate either in training unskilled and unemployed Nigerians or providing starter packs to those trained for the establishment and management of their profitable small-scale businesses under the supervision of NDE.

Over the years, the Directorate has collaborated successfully with members of the National Assembly in the provision of quality skills acquisition training to their constituents at the grassroots. This has been implemented either as individual empowerment projects of the distinguished Senators and Honourable Members or as part of their constituency/Zonal Intervention projects. As a result of the Directorate’s enviable track records in the implementation of constituency projects, a total of One Hundred and Eighty (180) such projects are domiciled with the NDE in the 2017 Appropriation Act.