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NDE to train 900 Youths in Jigawa on latest farming skills, systems

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) said it planned to train 900 youths in Jigawa State in the second quarter of 2017 on Community Based Agricultural Scheme (CBAS).

NDE Coordinator in the state, Mr. Muhammad Sambo, announced this in Dutse on Thursday, saying at the end of the exercise, the beneficiaries were expected to acquire skills in agribusiness.

He added further that the trainees would also be empowered to set up their businesses and become employers of labour.

Sambo said 300 beneficiaries will be drawn from each of the three senatorial districts of the state.

The coordinator added that the training would also help to equip the trainees with the technical knowledge of setting up their own businesses, become self-reliant and employers of labour.

Sambo further said the agency had, between November 2016 and March 2017, trained 100 youths and women in the state.

47 youths and 3 women have been trained in five agricultural farming schemes, under the NDE’s Off-Season Agricultural Production Training Scheme (OSAPTS).

The coordinator further stated that another set of 50 women was trained in spice production and packaging between March 20 and March 25, under the directorate’s Women Employment Promotion (WEP).