Lawmaker empowers youths, women with agricultural inputs


Enugu senator trains constituents in fish, snail farming

A lawmaker, Kolawole Lawal Mobolorunduro, representing Egbado South/Ipokia Federal Constituency in Ogun State, has empowered no fewer than 80 youths and women in Ipokia/Owode axis with agricultural inputs.

This was done in a startup training course in collaboration with National Biotechnology Development Agency on fish, snail and poultry farming to reduce unemployment in the south-western zone of the country.

The three-day training programme, which took place in Owode area of the state, was attended by the 80 participants who benefitted from the programme and were trained on modern methods and techniques of poultry and fish farming, snail rearing as well as large pawpaw production.

The coordinator of the National Biotechnology Development Agency and technical partners of the training, Dr Henry Oshagbemi, said fish and poultry farming had become lucrative businesses in Nigeria of today. He also added that this would promote food security in the country.

Participants were provided with starter packs such as day-old chicks, fish feeds, large snails, pawpaw seedlings and cash, with training manuals as guide.

MEANWHILE, in his effort to alleviate poverty, boost job creation and ensure continuous human capacity development for his people, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani has facilitated vocational training for youths and women on fish farming in Enugu East senatorial district.

The training, which was put together by Bio-resources Development Centre, Owode, under the National Biotechnology Development Agency, was organized by Ragal Consult Limited.

The training was in two phases, with the first phase having about 80 participants while the second phase had only 30 participants.

The first phase was a three-day training started from last year December 28, and ended on December 30, while the second phase was held between March 25 and 26, 2021. The two events took place in Enugu, Enugu State.

Senator Nnamani, addressing the participants, said the training was facilitated in his bid to ensure youths of the senatorial district were self-employed through productive entrepreneur skills.

“I believe in sustainable empowerment rather than consumables empowerment, and that informs the reason I’m organizing this training as part of my constituency project,” he said.

The participants expressed their happiness to the senator for facilitating such a programme and promised to make the best use of the knowledge acquired from the training.

Source: The Guardian

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