The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) says it will train 192 youth and women on agriculture and various vocational skills in Kaduna state.
Alhaji Sani Maiwada, the state coordinator who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said, the training would empower youth and make them self-reliant.
“The NDE in Kaduna state have started its skill acquisition training programmes from its three departments.
“The Sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme (SADTS) under which we are going to train 100 participants, women and youth for three months.
“Knowing fully that agriculture is the major employer of labour, we are going to train them on different aspect of farming and livestock particularly cow fattening”, he said.
Maiwada stated that the training would commence on April 27 and the directorate would provide the two cows which would be used for practical and also teach participants how to prepare animal feed.
He said that recruitment of participants had been completed and the trainees’ information was captured in the data base.
He explained that the SADTS training would last for three months with two weeks spent on learning theory and the other two months and two weeks on practical.
The state coordinator said that the Vocational Skill Development Department would train 46 participants under its Advanced -National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (A-NOAS). (NAN)