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Kaduna to Train 25,000 Youths on Agriculture in 5years

The Kaduna State Government has announced that it will commence the training of 5,000 youths annually on agricultural projects for the next five years.

The programme is designed for youths within the age of 18 to 35, and beneficiaries will be equipped with starter packs at the end of the training.

Director of Finance and Account, Ministry of Agriculture, Yahaya Saidu, made this known while speaking on the topic “Policy Dialogue on Gender Responsive Budgeting in Kaduna State” during a one-day event organised by a non-profit organisation, Yiaga Africa.

Saidu, who noted that the programme would cost the state government millions of naira pointed out that the participation of youths in the training will help to reduce the spate of crimes and boost food production in the state

“The training programme is on course; it will soon take effect. Kaduna State is the only state in the country that has launched this Agricultural policy.

“We call on the youths to participate in the programme and use technology to develop agriculture. Nowadays people can farm even in their backyard or corridors.

“Any country without food sufficiency is in crisis, so we encourage full participation in the agricultural projects to reduce crimes in the society and boost our food production.

“We have extension workers in the 250 wards in the state to pass information on our agricultural programme throughout the state right from the senatorial zones”, the Director said.

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