About 150 former militants / agitators from the delta of the Niger Delta have started monthly training for agricultural enterprises in Umuakhia, the capital of Abia, as part of the presidential amnesty program of the federal government.
The State Program for the Development of Agriculture of Abiya (ADP) in cooperation with Fadmobat Investment Ltd provides training, which is the second, which will be implemented in the state under the President under the amnesty.
Speaking, announcing that the training was open at the ADP headquarters of Umuakhia, the ADP project manager, chief Bato Onyamobi, said that the program was designed not only to train listeners to effectively use the country's agricultural potential, but also to involve them in agriculture connected with business and make them employers of labor.
The program manager, who described the Nigerian agricultural sector as a gold mine, said that the best professionals were recruited to train trainees in egg production, fishing, commercial farm ownership, account / account management, personnel management and marketing of agricultural products. He instructed the participants to put into practice what they will learn so that they can subsequently receive income, stressing that due to the reduction of resources from oil, agriculture has become a viable alternative in the country.
According to the President's amnesty office, presented by Mr. George Ogbonne and Mr. Abang Cletus Chika, one of the objectives of this program is to prepare participants for participation in agricultural entrepreneurs and job creators, adding that participants will be immediately paid their rights after as directed Amnesty management.
However, the opinion of some participants was expressed that one month is not enough for them to study all aspects of agricultural enterprises. Participants demanded portable computers, describing them as the most important educational institution, and thanked the Amnesty Office for organizing the training. The participant, Abraham Ibiykim, expressed his dissatisfaction with what he called the delayed start of the program 10 years after the dumping of his weapons.