Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Nadir Ladan Moh’d Argungu says the agency is set to train 100 Akwa Ibom youths with the right skills and techniques needed for agriculture.
He said this at the launch of an intensive training programme for 100 youths on various aspects of agriculture.
Mr Argungu told participants in Uyo that the training programme , done under the Sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme (SADTS) of the NDE covers areas such as crop production and processing, livestock farming others.
Argungu, who was represented by the NDE state coordinator, Mr. Promise. B. Ekah, said the participants would undergo a one month theoretical class on modern techniques of agriculture and two months industrial attachment in reputable farms across the state.
”In a bid to awaken the interest of the unemployed youths in agriculture to exploit the tremendous opportunities for employment and wealth creation in the sector and consequently stem the rural-urban drift of the youths, the NDE designed a special training programme for youths in agriculture”, he said.
He noted that the drop in crude oil prices and its adverse effects on the economy has proven that Nigeria can no longer depend on earnings from oil.
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