The Federal Government has designed a module to train over 2,000 youths for a period of one month on fabrication of agricultural tools and machines for effective farming.
The youths will be trained in batches at the National Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation (NCAM), Ilorin, Kwara State. Already, the first batch of 50 started their training at the centre recently.
According to the Executive Director of the centre, Dr Yomi Kasali, the training on agro-processing machines and equipment would serve dual purposes of increasing the Gross Domestic Products (GDP) and creating massive employment opportunities.
Kasali said: “The Federal Government has given us the opportunity to train the Nigerian youths on how to fabricate agro-processing tools for an envisaged agric turning points in the country. The focal point of the training is the youth, for they are the future of the country.