WE ARE TRAINING YOUTHS IN AGRICULTURE TO BOOST FOOD PRODUCTION IN AHAOADA EAST LGA ~says Council Chairman, Ben Eke
Some youths drawn from the thirteen Wards of Ahoada East Local Government Area in Rivers State are presently undergoing trainings crop science, fisheries and poetry.
The training which is being organized by the authorities of Ahoada East LGA led by Barr BEN EKE in partnership with the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), commence last week Thursday and will last for three weeks.
The Executive Chairman of Ahoada East Local Government Area, Barrister BEN EKE in an exclusive interview with Brave Views said he would provide the trainees with agricultural tools to enable start their own businesses in line with what they have been thought, for them to be self reliant.
The Ahoada East Council Boss, BEN EKE explained that his choice of training the youths in agriculture is to boost food production in his LGA.
He disclosed his intention to make the training a quarterly programme, for at least, fifty (50) male and female youths would acquire different trainings.
He said he would engage the leadership of NDE in discussions to achieve he initiative, as way of taking the youths of the LGA away from joblessness.
The council chairman tasked the participants to be committed to the training to come out with flying colours.
In the same vein, the Ahoada East Local Government council is set to enroll twenty six (26) persons in another round of skills acquisition training.
Chairman of the council Barr BEN EKE said the his government would foot their transportation bills for the three months period the programme would last, in addition to equipping them with necessary starter packs at the end of the training.
Barr BEN EKE said although, his administration has the agenda of infrastructural developments in this second tenure in office, he noted that he would not fail to invest in human capital development to enhance the welfare of the people of Ahoada East.