Dutse – The Jigawa chapter of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) says it is training 25 youths in two different income generating trades in the state.
The NDE Coordinator in the state, Mr Muhammad Sambo, disclosed this in Dutse on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Sambo said the training was being conducted under the Commercial Farming Training Scheme (CFTS) of the directorate.
He stated that the training, which began on Oct. 20, would end on Nov. 20.
The coordinator said the beneficiaries were receiving training in poultry production and market gardening.
According to him, the youth who are into poultry production, are being trained on how to rear day-old chicks up to chicken stage.
He said that those into market gardening were learning techniques on how to grow vegetables for sale.
The NDE boss, however, revealed that the 10 best among the trainees would be resettled by the directorate.
He said the directorate had over time introduced different skills acquisition training programmes for young entrepreneurs.
He explained that the training schemes were specifically designed to tackle unemployment and also reduce youth restiveness through the provision of functional skills.
Sambo, who pointed out that white-collar jobs were no longer available, urged youths to embrace agriculture for self-reliance. (NAN)