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The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has begun training of 50 prospective farmers in Enugu state under the 2019 Sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme (SADTS) of the Directorate.

The training exercise, which started on Monday at the Enugu office of NDE, would last three months.

The training was also coming on the heels of recent resettlement of 12 youths from the state with starter packs and loans after their participation in ‘Environmental Beautification Training Scheme (EBTS)’ of the Directorate.

In her address at the agro training flag off, NDE state’s Coordinator, Dr. (Mrs.) Chika Onah said that 50 persons with a passion for agriculture were selected for the training programme.

Onah said: “In line with NDE’s mandate to fight mass unemployment with emphasis on self-reliance, the NDE amongst other things engages unemployed youths in Agricultural Training and still goes further to ensure that they are empowered to set up their own businesses by granting them credit facility.

“The SADTS is aimed at equipping participants with agricultural skills in theoretical training and on-the-job experience in the adaptive farm.

“The theoretical training is two weeks, while the remaining two months and two weeks are for adaptive farm practical training in poultry, horticulture and vegetable gardening. They will be attached to a reputable farm enterprise to acquire on the field experience.”

Source: New Telegraph

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