50 persons benefit from NDE post sustainable agriculture development in Enugu

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The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in has trained 50 people on Post-Sustainable Agriculture Development Scheme (Post-SADTS).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports in that the training, which ended on Friday, started on Monday.

The state NDE Coordinator, Dr Chika Onah, who represented NDE Director-General, Mallam Abubakar Fikpo, said that the aimed at upgrading agricultural skills already acquired by the participants.

The NDE boss said the also touched agricultural skills in fishery, poultry, piggery farming and others.

Fikpo described the as novel, saying that participants could, by it, become self-reliant as masters of their agricultural projects via the upgrade of their skills.

Meanwhile, Dr Michael Mbata, the Director of Promotion Department, said if participants would practise what they learnt, they would no longer go in search of white-collar jobs.

Mbata, represented by Mr Chimaobi Eleleme, Senior Promotion Officer, said the was an advanced sustainable agriculture development training scheme, meant to upgrade skills earlier acquired in SADTS programme.

He said that the participants were evenly selected across the 17 council areas of the state.

The participants appreciated NDE on its efforts in making them gurus in their agricultural endeavours.

They promised not to let NDE down, adding that they would do their best to be good ambassadors of NDE wherever they go.