The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) on Wednesday in Yola began the training of 100 youths in sustainable agricultural development.
The Adamawa State NDE Coordinator, Malam Ibrahim Audu, who opened the training, said that the training would have theoretical and practical dimensions.
Audu, who was represented by Mr Miwa Lasco, NDE Head of Department of Special Public Works, said the beneficiaries would be trained in livestock, vegetable production and basic business practices.
He, however, advised the participants to take advantage of the training opportunity to exit joblessness.
He commended the management of the directorate for providing all the support that was needed for the success of the training in the state and the country in general.
In his remarks, the State Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mohammed Gabdo, advised the participants to realise that farming was a lucrative business and urged them to pay attention it.
“With the training, you will become millionaires and employers of labour within a short time, if you put what you learn into practice,’’ he said.
Also speaking, Dr Dishi Fhabe, the state’s Commissioner for Agriculture, commended the NDE for the programme and urged the beneficiaries to be committed to acquiring good skills through the training.
Fhabe, who was represented by a Deputy Director in the ministry, Mr Kudu Samuel, said that the state government was also committed to ensuring the success of the training programme.
“Those who are serious among you will soon be self-employed and employers of labour,” he said.
Miss Augustine Gebrel, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, thanked NDE for the training and gave the assurance that they would ensure the fulfilment of the set objectives of the training programme.