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Federal Lawmaker Trains 10,000 Constituents On Agriculture

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More than 10,000 persons in Ohaozara, Onicha and Ivo Federal Constituency, OHANAIVO, Ebonyi state have been trained by the member Representing the Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Linus Okorie.

The Constituents who were trained on cassava value chain, poultry and piggery during the training which commenced last week and ended yesterday, were given money to start up their businesses.

Okorie represented by Ernest Nwafor, one of his legislative aides said the programme has been on since five years and would continue despite not going back to the National Assembly.

“The essence of this training is to empower our constituents especially on various agricultural value chain development training. We are empowering them on poultry and piggery.

“This programme has lasted for years. Though we are not going back to the National Assembly, we will still continue with the programme because it touches the lives of the people. So, it is a long time programme”, he said.

He called on the beneficiaries to also empower other constituents to reduce unemployment in the constituency.

Dr. Olabisi Akinnfolarin, Deputy Director Education and Liaison, Nigeria Institute of Animal Science Abuja who was one of those that trained the beneficiaries explained that the training will expose the youths on new techniques in piggery and poultry productions.

“The white collar jobs are not there, a lot of graduates are all out there. So, this training will offer lots employments to them”, she said.

One of the beneficiaries, Festus Anoke said the training will enable them to be self reliance and become employers of labour.

“In Nigeria today, there is need for diversification of our economy and federal government has paid much attention on Agriculture. Poultry production is one of it, by this it will reduce unemployment in the
country”, he said.

 

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