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NDE empowers 50 youths on agriculture in Kebbi

08 October 2013, 21:23

Birnin Kebbi -The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) on Tuesday said it empowered 50 youths on rural agricultural development as part of its efforts to reduce unemployment in Kebbi.

The NDE Coordinator in the state, Alhaji Muhammad Zogirma, made this disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi.

Zogirma said that the beneficiaries were trained in fish farming, poultry, livestock and cattle rearing.

He said that the training was for three months, adding that one month was spent on theory of agricultural techniques and two months of attachment for practical knowledge.

He said those trained were expected to be self-reliant and employers of labour to reduce involvement of youths in crime as well as boost food security.

The coordinator said that the directorate collaborated with some local governments to make the training effective.

"We collaborated with Kalgo, Jega and Gwandu Local Government Areas, who assisted the trainees,’’  he said.

Zogirma urged the youths to put to use what they were thought, stressing that the NDE would always work closely with stakeholders to address the challenges of unemployment in the state.



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