Fadama trains 4,176 grad­u­ates on agric en­ter­prises

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ah­maed Tahir Ajobe, Minna

Over 400 un­em­ployed grad­u­ates have been trained un­der the Fadama Grad­u­ate Un­em­ployed Youth Sup­port En­ter­prise De­vel­op­ment in Agri­cul­ture (FADAMA GUYS) in 23 states across the coun­try.

The FADAMA Na­tional Co­or­di­na­tor, Dr. Tayo Adewumi who dis­closed this at the clos­ing cer­e­mony of the train­ing of 300 FADAMA GUYS in Minna, said the ges­ture was aimed at re­duc­ing the ris­ing un­em­ploy­ment rate and en­cour­ag­ing self-suf­fi­ciency through agri­cul­ture.

“Un­em­ploy­ment has be­come a wor­ri­some trend in the na­tion and this cre­ates a lot of wor­ries for the youths which in turn lead to sui­cide, de­pres­sion and in­crease in crime rate in the na­tion,” he stated, adding that the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment un­der Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari was de­ter­mined to curb the trend.

The State FADAMA Co­or­di­na­tor, En­gi­neer Aliyu Us­man Ku­muyi said that three ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions in Niger state: the Ibrahim Badamosi Ba­bangida Uni­ver­sity (IBBUL), La­pai, Fed­eral Uni­ver­sity of Uni­ver­sity, Minna and Niger state Col­lege of Agri­cul­ture, Mokwa were used as a plat­forms for the train­ing.

The Niger state Com­mis­sioner of Agri­cul­ture and Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment, Al­haji Kabiru Musa Ab­bas, said the pro­gramme which was in line with the de­vel­op­ment goal of the gov­ern­ment would go a long way in gen­er­at­ing em­ploy­ment.

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