The National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE) has trained 56 nomadic youths in different entrepreneurship skills.
The three-day workshop drew participants from Oyo, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Kaduna, Kwara and Kebbi states.
The Executive Secretary of the commission, Professor Bashir Usman, said, “Out of the one billion established manual jobs globally, more than half of these jobs are dependent on livestock and agriculture and emerging entrepreneurship skills for livelihoods.
“It was on this premise that the commission deemed it fit to encourage, guide, as well as support the youths on modern entrepreneurship skills.”
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Represented by the Director, Quality Assurance, of the commission, Akin Akinyosoye, he noted that the initiative would go a long way in reducing the poverty percentage of many rural societies and reduce restiveness, kidnapping, raping, banditry, among other vices.
The Director of Extension Education and Skills Development, Dr Abdu Umar Ardo, said the 56 youths were carefully selected in order to build their skills based on their needs and their various community needs.