Wednesday, May 21, 2014 9:00 pm
Abuja – 100 youths selected from the Niger Delta Area in Nigeria are to depart for Israel on training in agriculture.
The programme is part of series of skill acquisition programmes being organised by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.
At a pre-departure briefing for the Youths, on Wednesday in Abuja, the Supervising Minister Arch. Darius Ishaku, told the trainees that the Programme was one of the several initiatives being executed by the Ministry to address youth restiveness in the region.
Ishaku said that the trainees were selected from the nine states in the Niger Delta.
The Minister said the scheme was meant to encourage youths to engage in meaningful economic activities that would provide decent and sustainable sources of income and subsequently advance the overall socio- economic well being of the region.
Ishaku further stated that the training would hold at the ISAC Agriculture Centre Galilee, Israel
He urged the youths to make good use of the training opportunity to empower themselves and to contribute to the development of the region and the country at large.
“Please note that at the end of the training programme, trainees will be evaluated based on individual performance,” he said
The Minister further advised the trainees be good ambassadors of Nigeria.
A representative of the youths, Mr. Azubuike Emmanuel, thanked the ministry for initiating the programme.
He pledged that he and his colleagues would not let the nation down.