The Federal Ministry of Agriculture has concluded the training of 100 widows and youths in Gombe State on horticulture.
In a statement made available to LEADERSHIP, the beneficiaries drawn from Dukku/Nafada federal constituency of the state were trained under the constituency project of a member of the House of Representatives, Hajiya Aishatu Jibril Dukku and facilitated by the Federal College of Horticulture, Dadin Kowa.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the training in Dukka LGA, the led trainer, Engineer Hamza Shehu, said the projects aimed to build the capacity of the widows and youths on modern techniques of irrigation.
Engineer Shehu, therefore urged the beneficiaries to pay attention and not sale the agricultural inputs distributed to them. He said: “You should put them in to use in the farms for the purpose it was meant for, in order to boost the production.”
He also said the training was one of the several interventions given by Aishatu Dukku to the people of her constituency, as part of effort to bring succor and make them self-reliant.
Shehu added that the widows and youths were trained on processing of crops like tomatoes, okra and new methods of planting, harvesting and storage of the products.
He called on them to implement what they have learnt in order to develop their farms and contribute to the economy.
At the end of the training, the beneficiaries were given starter pack which includes; liquid fertiliser, spraying machines, modern seeds, insecticides, mats and N10, 000 each.