The Rural Employment Promotion Programme of the National Director of Employment (NDE) has trained over 300 Zamfara youths on farming and allied activities, reports AllAfrica.
Alhassan T. Mohammed, the Zamfara State coordinator of NDE said the participants were trained in the areas of crop production and processing, livestock production and allied ventures.
According to the state coordinator, over 30, 000 employed youths of Zamfara have benefited from the programme since its inception.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the Rural Agricultural development Training Scheme at Damba in Gusau, Muhammed said the programme is aimed at encouraging unemployed school leavers and graduates that resides in rural areas to engage in agriculture.
Expressing his delight over the graduands, Mohammed said the graduating youths having gained basic knowledge of agricultural enterprise can make their own livestock.
"Evidence abound in Zamfara of beneficiaries of NDE programmes who have received training and necessary support are now employers of labour, with some of them having an annual turnover of over N500, 000," he said. Read moreAdmin/LS