The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) says it will train 100 Kebbi youths on modern farming techniques through improved farming implements in the state.
The Director of Procurement of the agency in the state, Dr Muhammad Muhammad, disclosed this on Saturday during a courtesy visit to an NGO, the Khadimiyya for Justice and Development Initiative, in Birnin Kebbi.
”We are going to organise a five-day training for 100 youths, who have been drawn from the 21 local government areas on modern farming methods, using improved farming implements.
”The agency has concluded all the arrangements for the establishment of the training institute in the state.”
He thanked the founder of Khadimiyya, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, for establishing the NGO to assist his community.
He commended Khadimiyya for donating 20 hectares of land in Bagudu for the construction of a skills acquisition centre in Bagudu Local Government Area of the state.
”The centre is a relief to the community and people of the state. It will be used to engage and empower the teaming youths in the local government, state and Nigeria at large,” he said.
The Head of NGO’s Secretariat and National Publicity Secretary, Ibrahim Abubakar-Jombali, thanked the agency for his renewed commitments to advancing modern mechanised farming in the state.