FG Trains 100 Women on Aquaculture, Fisheries Development
In an effort to actualized the Agriculture Transformation Agenda (ATA) of the Federal Government, over 100 women from zone B in Niger State have been trained in aquaculture and fisheries development.
Senior Technical Assistant to the Minister,Alhaji Hassan Usman Ibrahim disclosed this yesterday in Minna during the presentation of certificates to the successful graduands of the training and employment of Women in aquaculture programme sponsored by the Minister, Mrs Asabe Asmau Ahmed.
Alhaji Usman said,the Agricultural Transformation Agenda had targeted certain commodities and crops be utilised in actualization of its objectives, using the value chain approach.
“In line with ATA and the passion of the Minister,empowering women with right skills to key in to the Programme provided the opportunity for women and youths for the development of agricultural business,and wealth creation in the state.”
He said,“with the training, we are looking towards maximizing output in fisheries development,empowerment of women and actualizing food security.”
Senior Technical Assistant also disclosed that the training would be delivered in six phases of which Women are the strategic anchor across three geo-political zone.
According to him, the second phase of the programme would target 150 youths each from the three zones aimed at empowering them with skills in agriculture,fisheries and poultry development.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs Maryam Wakili, commended the initiator of the programme for empowering them to be self-reliant and promise to contribute for the development of the state.
She urged Women to seek for knowledge and skills, adding that when a woman is empowered, the family and the nation at large are empowered.