FG to engage 18,000 unemployed youths in skill acquisition training

The Federal Government has concluded arrangement to engage about 18,000 unskilled and unemployed youths in skill acquisition training scheme aimed at reducing the rate of unemployed youths in the country.
Flaging-off the scheme in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige, said the Sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme will take place in 19 states and Abuja and will be followed with Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme, in 36 states and Abuja as well as training of Internally Displaced Persons in the North-East sub-region of the country.
Ngige who listed welding, carpentry, automobile, fishing, farming and sewing as some of the areas the youths would be trained, said the training involved three main planks, including two weeks adoptive and intense fields training in crops and livestock in which the country has comparative advantage, trainee farmers mentorship and linkage with development in money deposit banks and off-takers.
According to him, the benefiting states were carefully selected as pilot test of the scheme across the six-geo political zones in the country.

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