NDE trains 50 unemployed youths, women in Kogi on sustainable agriculture
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has commenced a five-day capacity training for 50 unemployed youths and women in Kogi on sustainable agriculture.
The training is under the Post Sustainable Agricultural Development scheme of the NDE.
The Director General of NDE, Mallam Abubakar Fikpo, represented by the Kogi State Coordinator, Abubakar Zakari, while declaring the training open, yesterday, in Lokoja, said the empowerment scheme is aimed at equipping participants with advanced technological know-how in rural employment promotion.
He said the Post Sustainable Agricultural Development initiative is an intervention policy of the Federal Government that has to do with livestock production, food processing and packaging, as well as digital marketing of agricultural products.
The facilitator of the training programme, Joshua Fagbemi, representing the Director of Rural Employment Promotion Department at the NDE headquarters, Abuja, Duke Edem, said the gesture is an intervention policy to assist unemployed persons with the modern knowledge of agriculture practices.
In his welcome address, the Head of Rural Employment Promotion Department of Kogi NDE Office, Shaibu Omeiza, urged the participants to take the training serious.
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