National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has flagged off the 2021 post-sustainable agricultural development training scheme (Post-SADTS) in Sokoto with a promise to help beneficiaries identify value addition in the agribusiness sector.
Post-SADTS is one of the many ways by which NDE strives towards engaging unemployed youths of Nigeria in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s agenda of lifting millions of unemployed youths out of poverty.
In her welcome address the acting HoD of NDE Rural Promotion Department (REP) Malama Falmatu Hassan said the programme will not only help improve the quality of the lives of the beneficiaries but also at the long run positively impact on the society in general.
Delivering his keynote address, the director-general of NDE, Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fipko, represented by the Sokoto State coordinator of NDE, Mrs Eunice Danmallam, said the training would promote high productivity in the agriculture business chain.
While noting that all the 50 beneficiaries are graduates of NDE Sustainable Agricultural Training Scheme, Fipko appealed to Nigerians to support NDE towards addressing unemployment.
Fipko said, “The post-SADTS training will provide agricultural skills, provide employment, remove drudgery from the practice of agriculture, encourage youths to embrace agriculture as a means of livelihood, expand their sources of income as well as enhance the quality of their lives.”
In his goodwill message, Malam Jafar Isa, affirmed that beneficiaries are going to acquire knowledge that will equip them towards becoming self-sufficient.