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NDE marks the training of 1,850 Kebbi indigenes in sustainable agricultural practices

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) on Wednesday declared the 2024 Sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme in Birnin-Kebbi where it will train 50 indigenes of the state in sustainable agricultural practices.

Addressing participants from the 21 Local Government Areas of the state, the Director-General of the Directorate, Malam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo, stated that Mr. Minister of Labour, Nkiruka Onyejeocha, who is also the Supervising Minister of BDE, has enabled BDE to promote farming as a business and attract unemployed Nigerians to modern agriculture.

Malam Fikpo, who was represented at the flag ceremony by the Kebbi State Coordinator, Mr. Francis Ambianto Amos, explained that the Directorate has been carrying out its responsibilities through sensitization, guidance, deradicalization and reorienting the minds of unemployed youths to fuel the quest for white-collar jobs and embrace skills acquisition as a conscious choice for self-reliance.

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“Today we are here to complete the training of 1,850 participants under the 2024 Sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme (SADTS) across the 36 states, of which 50 are Kebbi indigenes here. Potential participants are from local government and senatorial districts.

“Let me remind the participants to see this gesture as a rare opportunity that should not be missed. With the training you will be able to carry out modern agricultural activities, including off-farm activities and life skills. You will be able to overcome the challenges of your life. Direct environment.

“This training offers you the opportunity to acquire the knowledge necessary to set up your agribusiness. You must therefore justify this effort by doing your best to succeed as an agriprenu. NDE attaches very high importance to this initiative because of its multiplier effect for job creation,” he said.

Earlier in her goodwill message, the Deputy Director, Rural Employment Promotion (REP) Department, Mrs. Beatrice Oruoyehu, represented by Mr. Joshua Fagbemi, stated that the training was aimed at imparting agriculture value chain skills to the unemployed with a passion for Agriculture. Agriculture.

She noted that the training will create employment and generate wealth that will go a long way in reducing the number of unemployed people across the country. She added that the training duration is three months.

Oruoyehu pointed out that the trainees will be given adequate training to prepare them for future deployment as agriprenuers. “Based on the successful completion of your training, you will be eligible to be provided with facilities to establish agricultural businesses of your choice,” she added.