The Inspectorate Department is one of the service departments of the NDE, saddled with the statutory responsibility of ensuring that programme implementation is consistent with policy directives, with a view to achieving set goals and objectives.

Statutory Functions of the Inspectorate Department

  • Inspection, monitoring and verification of all NDE programmes, projects and schemes.
  • Coordination of programme activities to avoid duplication, conflicts and wastages.
  • Providing feedback on the performance of programmes, projects and schemes to provide input for Management’s policy decisions.
  • Verification of payment lists and clearing of trainees, trainers and instructors for payment.
  • Liaising with local governments and other development partners for cooperation and support for the NDE job generation activities.
  • Promoting NDE sponsored entrepreneurs through exhibitions, International trade fairs and other regional trade fairs, for example,
  1. Kaduna International Trade Fair
  2. Enugu International Trade Fair
  3. Lagos Trade Fair and (Regional Trade fairs)

Strategies Adopted

The Inspectors of Programmes in the course of carrying out their routine duties of monitoring and verification, inspect the following

  1. Inspection of training sites to authenticate the following:
  • Trainees’ Identity Cards, Placement letters, log books and attendance registers.
  1. Inspection of beneficiaries’ projects and start-ups, monitoring loan repayment, to facilitate loan recovery.
  2. Evaluation of workshop premises, equipment and tools,etc.
  3. Evaluation reports analysis of actual employment generated per scheme, by skill, by gender, geographical spread etc.
  4. Quarterly reports to Executive Management arises from state reports in order to resolve conflicts or address lapses arising from programmeimplementation. Offering counselling to the beneficiaries, where necessary.


  1. The NDE Sponsored entrepreneurs are promoted by exposing their products at various International trade fairs and micro job fairs through the following:
  • Ensuring the host state’s readiness to host the exhibition.
  • Selectingand preparing the NDE beneficiaries to exhibit at the fair.
  • Ensuring the NDE Pavilion at the fair is constructed to a specified standard.
  • Ensuring adequate logistics such as furniture, stand-by generating-set, security, etc., to create a conducive environment for the exhibitors.
  • Staging of the NDE day in order to sensitize the general public on the Directorate activities and its efforts at combating unemployment etc