Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024

AgriBusiness: NDE Flags Off Training On Goat Farming In Zamfara, Nigeria

In its efforts to revive AgriBusiness and reduce unemployment rate in the country, National Directorate of Employment, NDE has flagged off training of 50 unemployed Youths on goat farming in Zamfara State.

They are part of the Six hundred unemployed youths selected from Eleven States and FCT to participatein the training scheme.

Director General of NDE Malam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo who declared the programme open in Gusau, said the training was to enhance food production, provide more profitable farm income, enhance quality of life for farm families, communities and provide Mass employment.

The DG who was represented by the State coordinator of NDE Zamfara State office, Hajiya Hadiza Hamza Kolo noted that, the Federal Government through the NDE resolved to bring Agriculture to its original pride of place in the country, against the backdrop of the fact that Agriculture was once the mainstay of the Nigeria economy and more especially in the north.

According to him, fifty unemployed Youth were drawn from the three senatorial districts of the State with different educational background who had indicated interests to take farming as business venture, saying six hundred unemployed Youth from eleven states including FCT were selected to participate in the small stock, Goat production training scheme to make them self reliant.

Speaking, the director rural employment promotion Department ( REP) NDE Headquarters Abuja represented by Mr Pagbemi Joshua urged the participants to pay rapt attention with a view to maximizing benefits of the training, having gotten privilege to participate in the programme.

In her remark on behalf of the trainees, Malama Nasima Lawali expressed delight and assured that they will make judicious use of the training and called on Government, politicians and other well to do individuals to join hands with NDE to mitigate the rate of unemployment among youths, which in turn checkmate the insecurity bedeviling the country.

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