Federal Government Of Nigeria to Train 500 Ex-militants in Farming




The Federal Government will train 500 ex-militants in
agriculture and aquaculture under its amnesty programme,
an official has said.
The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Paul
Boro, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria shortly
after his visit to Bio-resources Development Centre
(BIODEC), Odi in Bayelsa .
He said the would-be trainees were selected from Akwa-
Ibom, Abia, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Imo, Ondo
and Rivers.
The special adviser said the training would create jobs and
wealth for the youth, especially now that the country
sought to diversify the economy.
According to him, 18 other ex-militants had acquired skills
in aquaculture under the programme.
Mr. Boro, who is also the Coordinator of the Presidential
Amnesty Programme, said he took a tour of the centre to
monitor the progress of staff and livestock in the centre.
“The amnesty office is committed to training youths to
become productive in the area of agriculture and
aquaculture.
“We will encourage them to plan their future, study and
appreciate the value of knowledge in the modern society,”
the retired Brigadier General said.
He promised that loans would be made available to the
beneficiaries to enable them to establish businesses after
the training.

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