Yobe lawmaker trains 250 youths, women to boost fish, poultry production
By Njadvara Musa, Damaturu
Honourable Hassan Jakduwa of the National Assembly, is training 250 youths to boost fish and poultry production in the Bade/Jakusko federal constituency of Yobe state.
According to him, the training of the youths, was to improve the local economy with increased means of livelihoods in communities.
The 250 trainees are selected from the 20 wards of the federal constituency in the State.
Declaring the training session open, yesterday (Tuesday), at Saleh Suleiman Event Centre, Gashua, Malam Salisu Jawi, who represented Hon. Jakduwa, disclosed on Tuesday.
The training of artisans was facilitated by Malam Haruna Mamman, a renowned expert in fishery in the Northeast.”
He noted that Malams Haruna Mamman and Musa Mustapha are experts in fishery and poultry production for both domestic and industrial uses.
While speaking on the importance of training, he said: “Our objective of training the youths and women in fishery and poultry; was to curb both poverty and unemployment in the constituency,” adding that after their training they will become self-reliant, instead of relying on handouts.
Besides, he added that each of the trainees, is to be provided with a start-capital of N30, 000.
He explained that the N7.5 million grants, are to facilitate the prompt initiation of income-generating activities in the fishing and poultry sectors of the economy.
The lawmaker urged the trainees to invest in fish and poultry farming with realistic expectations of increased profits.
“You’re to be taught on how to construct fish ponds and poultry farms,” he said, as well as how to and manage them effectively to sustain production for profits.
A trainee, Hauwa Saleh, expressed gratitude by commending the legislator, for building their capacities in the fish and poultry production to improve their livelihoods.
She urged other participants to utilize the knowledge they acquired at the one-day training.
Besides the training, Jakduwa distributed 1, 260 bags of millet, 420 bags each of maize and guinea corn to the 20 wards of his constituency in the state.
He, therefore, directed that the distributed food items be delivered to households, including widows, physically challenged persons and other groups and associations.