Groups to create 11,500 jobs for Kaduna youths, women
The Peace Aid Project (PAP), Yola-based animal feed production and supply companies, Rico Gado and Gese Derdirabe will create employment opportunities for youths and women of Kaduna State through its projects.
Speaking during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the supply of feeds and day old chicks to PAP farms in Kaduna, its Chief Executive Officer, Benson Emakpor, said the project, which will be launched in November with about 214,200,000 birds per year, will create direct employment for 11,500 women and youths across the 23 local council of the state.
Emakpor explained that the project was another government’s milestone to provide employment for the youth and stir the state towards sustainable development in livestock farming.
“The project complements government efforts in this direction and will further boost the development of livestock farming in the state,” he said.
The signing of the MoU was followed by the approval by the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai for Peace Aid Project and its partners to supply consumables, which include a-day-old chicks, vaccines and vitamins to the farmers.
The, project, it is believed, will transform the poultry industry and position Kaduna State as the largest poultry market in the country.
“The partnership will not only create employment for women and youths, but will also improve the internally generated revenue (IGR) to the state government and diversify the economy from its dependency on oil revenue and allocations from federation account to agriculture,” Emakpor said.
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