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Anambra, NDE train graduates in agric devp



GRADUATES selected from the 21 local government areas of Anambra State are set to receive training in agricultural intervention policies, packaging and digital marketing of agricultural products.

   The programme, which runs under the Sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme (SADTS) of the Rural Employment Promotion Programme, is going on under the auspices of the state government in conjunction with National Directorate of Employment (NDE).

  Speaking while addressing the participants during the flag-off ceremony of the training in Awka, yesterday, Director-General of NDE, Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo said the training was aimed at providing more food, creating employment, reducing poverty and enhancing the quality of life for farmers and society in general.

  According to Fikpo who was represented by a Deputy Director at NDE, Jinanwa Chukwuma, the agency is using the programme to partner Anambra’s exemplary template for graduate empowerment through skill acquisition.

  “The 25 graduate beneficiaries of the SADTS in the state have been selected for further training under the ‘Post SADTS’ of the Rural Employment Promotion Department. They will be trained for five days to acquire these unique modern technologies in Agriculture and Agricultural Value Chain.

The thrust of the programmes of the directorate at the most, is based on agriculture, skills acquisition, enterprise creation and sustainability strategies. This is because when the agricultural sector thrives, the manufacturing sector that depends on agricultural produce would also thrive. Hunger and poverty would be reduced, the economy at the centre would be healthy, inflation decreasing and ultimately the negative effects of unemployment such as engagement in anti-social vices would disappear,” he said.

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