From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
The National Directorate of Employment has commenced the training of another set of 50 unemployed youths under her sustainable Agricultural Development Training Programme in Kogi State.
The trainees under the three months skills acquisition program will undergo practical and theoretical training in poultry and crop farming.
In his address, the Kogi State coordinator of NDE, Mallam Zakari Abubakar restated the desire of NDE to create job by impacting marketable skills in the youths.
He identified agriculture as one of those areas that have high potentials in job creation and urged the trainees to take their training with all the seriousness it deserved.
In his keynote address, the Director General of NDE, Dr Nasir Ladan Argungu who was represented by Mrs Shade Uche, said that the Federal Government is committed to reducing poverty through job creation.
He enumerated the various success recorded by NDE in this regards since he assumed office which he said is aimed at curbing the negative vices prevailing among our youths which is a fall out of poverty and unemployment.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mallam Abdulsalam Musa thanked NDE and the Federal Government for the opportunity given to them to learn skills that will improve their living conditions and promised to make judicious use of the opportunity.