Govt Approves Training Of Youths In Agriculture

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The Ebonyi State  Gov
ernment last  Saturday, said it had approved the training of youths in agriculture.
Ebonyi State Commissioner for Information, Chief Chike Onwe, who spoke on the outcome of the state executive meeting, said the training would hold at Umuebe Farm College, owned by Dr Sam Egwu, a former governor of Ebonyi.
According to him, the training will be in specialised agricultural areas such as piggery, fishery, poultry and apiary.
He said, “The training is in the mode of the arrangement in which the state government sponsored some youths to the Songhai Farms in Benin Republic and assisted them to establish their own ventures. “The training is in collaboration with the local government areas which will nominate two participants each for the first batch. “The state government will nominate six participants, two from each of the three senatorial districts, to act as supervisory trainees. “It is hoped that the training in these specialised fields in agriculture will help to diversify the state’s economy and empower the youth,” he said.
Onwe said the council also reviewed the extent of completion of some projects in the state and was generally satisfied.
“It expressed satisfaction that the pipe laying from the Oferekpe Mega-Water Scheme for water reticulation has reached advanced stage.
“It was also happy with the report received on the extent of work at the pipe production factory which has also reached advanced stage,” he added.
He said the council also received report on the Calsico Power Plant which was now ready as the test-run had taken place but was still awaiting full operations.
“This would be achieved once its end users, the Ocho Udo Secretariat, International Market, Ebonyi State University, were inaugurated,” he said.