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Agency trains youth on farming, detergent making

About 102 youth have been trained and empowered on the processing, making, packaging and marketing of soap and detergent,  confectioneries and fish – smoking in…

About 102 youth have been trained and empowered on the processing, making, packaging and marketing of soap and detergent,  confectioneries and fish – smoking in Ogun state.

The training conducted by Ogun – Osun River Basin Development Authority in the state have other trainees on arable farming, and other skills acquisition programme for three months.

Speaking  at the closing ceremony of the Phase II of Youth Training and  Empowerment Programme, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OORDA,  Engr Olufemi Odumosu said the programme was part of the Federal Government’s drive to ensure youths are economically self-reliance.

He said apart from the training, all the beneficiaries were given equipment and the seed capital for the take off of the respective businesses.

Odumosu said, “The youth constitute the productive and working class group of every nation. They have the energy and drive to positively contribute to the overall good and wellbeing of the society.

“All they require are requisite exposures, capacity, building, skills, training and education that can be leveraged on for economic empowerment and financial self – reliance.”

Responding, one of the beneficiaries, Ahmed Kudirat Abimbola said the training was long overdue “because youths have been craving training and equipment to boost agricultural production in Nigeria.”

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