By Amen Gajira
Kaura (Kaduna) Nov. 4, 2020 No fewer than 250 youths have been trained on fish farming in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The training was organised by the Nigeria Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR), Lagos.
Speaking at the closing ceremony on Wednesday in Kagoro, the Executive Director, NIOMR, Dr Abiodun Sule, said the training had the potential of improving the local economy.
Sule, who was represented by the Chief Research Officer of the Institute, Ayaobu Cookey, said that the youths were trained on integrated Rice-cum fish farming, fish-feed formulation, production as well as packaging and marketing.
He urged the beneficiaries to develop the spirit of entrepreneurship by putting into practice what they had learned from the training.
Also speaking, Gideon Goni, member representing Kaura Federal Constituency, who bankrolled the training, said it is aimed at promoting agriculture and self-sufficiency among the youths.
Represented by Mr Lucas Zamani, the member noted that the empowerment programme was in line with the objective of grooming the youth to become job-creators rather than job-seekers.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mr Donatus Shemang, promised to make the best use of the knowledge acquired to help themselves and the society at large.