1,000 youths and women receive training in poultry production by firm
A firm, Biya Farms Group Limited, Jos, Plateau, says it has trained 1,000 youths and women on poultry production in Nasarawa State to enable them become self-reliant and contribute their quota to national development.
The Director of Administration of the firm, Mr Mustapha Mukhtar, made this known on Thursday in Keffi, during the training exercise, under its youths and women empowerment scheme.
He said that the importance of agriculture to the development of the country could not be over-emphasised, hence the need for the training.
“This training is aimed at empowering youths and women with poultry production skills to enable them become self-reliant and contribute their own quota to national development,” he said.
According to him, the training has become necessary in order to let the participants be aware of the requirements for a successful poultry production which include management, sanitary and feeding ratio.
“The present government is encouraging and advising people to embrace agriculture because of its importance to societal development.
“Apart from boosting food security in the country, agriculture also provides employment opportunities and boosts the revenue base of the government as well as those of the individuals involved, among others,” he said.
Mukhtar called on the beneficiaries to take the training seriously and use it effectively in rearing chicken in order to improve on their standard of living and that of their family members.
Also speaking, Alh. Abdulrahman Maigoro, the Chairman, Keffi Local Government council, expressed appreciation to the firm for the opportunity of the training afforded his people so that they too could become self-reliant.
Maigoro, who was represented by his deputy, Mr Paul Alaku, urged the participants to use the knowledge gained to improve their economic base.
The chairman, who said that the programme was in line with his council’s empowerment scheme and that of the state, assured of his support for any programme that would have direct bearing on the lives of the people of the council area.
Some of the participants, who spoke with Supreme Magazine during the training, commended the firm for the gesture and promised to put the knowledge gained into practice.
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