The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has sponsored the training of 803 women and youth on agriculture at the Federal College of Horticulture, Dadin Kowa, Gombe state
The beneficiaries who were drawn from Bogoro, Dass and Tafawa Balewa Local Government Areas of Bauchi state, undergoes a two weeks training on agricultural product and practices under his zonal intervention projects.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the training at the college premises in Dadin Kowa, the speaker said he conceived the programme to encourage the youth to embrace agriculture and key in into the federal government initiative to diversify the economy through the sector.
Mr. Dogara who was represented by a member representing Tafawa Balewa LGA at the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Alhaji Aminu Tukur, urged the trainees to make good use of the opportunity provided to them in order to contribute positively to the development of the country.
In her remarks, Provost of the college, Professor Fatima BJ Sawa, said the beneficiaries were trained on production and processing of arable crops, plants, poultry and fisheries.
She urged the trainees to put into practice what they were taught, adding that the college has set up a committee to monitor the trainees.
Professor Fatima urged other youth in the country to imbibe farming and other agricultural practices.
She added that the college has trained over 1, 450 people on various agricultural areas in the last one year.