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Sixty journalists from public and private media organisations have been trained in poultry, bee-keeping and fishery farming by the Katsina State government.

Governor Aminu Bello Masari, who declared the event open yesterday, said the training was to provide the journalists with a window of sustainable means of livelihood after active years of service.

The governor, represented by his Special Adviser on Economic Empowerment, Abdulkadir Mamman Nasir, said the journalists would also be trained on entrepreneurship development to become businessmen and women using the skills acquired from the training.

He said: “Poultry, fishery and bee-keeping are cardinal aspects of agricultural development and economic empowerment that if well harnessed can provide not only means of livelihood to the operator of the business but has chain of effects on the economy of the people.

“The training is to provide a window of sustainable livelihood for the journalists after active years of service in journalism.

“The 60 of the journalists will also be trained in entrepreneurship development to turn them to businessmen and women using the skills they acquired from the training.

Masari said after the training, participants would “submit a business proposal after which all those who score 40 per cent and above would be provided with window of funding opportunity by the state government to start their business.

Meanwhile, the state chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Buhari Mamman Daura, has described the training as first of its kind for working journalists in the state.


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