The one hundred youths from the nine states in the Niger Delta who undertook training agriculture in Israel have returned with the resolve to support government effort to enhance food sufficiency.
While receiving the trainees, the Supervising Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Darius Ishaku urged them to use the skills acquired to remove the burden of food importation on the Government.
He underscored the importance of agriculture in the development of the region, an assured the youth of the ministry’s readiness to link them with microfinance institutions.
The Minister said the linkage would afford them easy access to loan that would help them put into practice, skills and knowledge acquired from the training.
He said the ministry would liaise with the state governments to absorb them because the Federal Government could not tackle the problem of unemployment or skills acquisition alone.
According to him, the Ministry has designed a post-skills programme in collaboration with the state governments to help youths acquire and develop lands for agricultural purposes.
Ishaku said, Israel was chosen because it became one of the strongest nations in the world as a result of its investments in the agricultural sector.
The Minister commended them for conducting themselves in the manner expected of them as ambassadors of Nigeria.
He also presented to them smart phones and tablets produced by some youths who were trained on ICT skills acquisition.
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