By Ginika Okoye
Abuja – The Concerned Youths Empowerment Association of Nigeria says it will in August commence training of youths on agro-processing in five states and the FCT.
A statement by Mr Noble Adaelu, the National President of the association, issued in Abuja on Sunday, said the training was to assist government to create a generation of agro-industrialists.
Adaelu listed the benefiting states as Abia, Adamawa, Delta, Sokoto, Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
He said the planned training was also to promote agriculture and ensure food security in the country.
According to him, the project is designed to advance the country’s industrial growth through indigenous technology for an increased agricultural productivity.
“The training will commence next month with members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), while secondary schools, on resumption after holidays, will start theirs.
“This training will be free for students.
“It remains our prayer that industrial evolution becomes the fundamental for national development,’’ he stated.
Adaelu also said that the training would sensitise the beneficiaries on how to use agricultural raw materials for the production of finished goods such as foodstuff and fertiliser.
NAN reports that the association empowers youths through agriculture to ensure sustainable development.