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The Federal Government will train no fewer than 1,500 youths from the Niger Delta region in its various skill acquisition programmes in 2019.
Dr Tunde Anifowose-Kelani, the Chief Consultant, Siegener Sabithos Nigeria Limited, one of the organisations partnering the federal government in the training, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in Ibadan.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the statement was signed by Mr Henry Adedokun, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), of the firm.
He explained that the training was part of government’s efforts at increasing the human capital development in the country as well as check agitations and unrest, particularly in the Niger Delta areas.
Anifowose-Kelani said that 30 youths from the Niger Delta were already trained in fish production, farming, Information Communication Technology (ICT), business development and entrepreneurial skills.
Anifowose-Kelani said that the empowerment programme was not only a means of fast tracking development but an avenue to actualise the human capital development programmes of the federal government.
“It is the belief of the federal government that in addition to infrastructure, human capital development is quite vital and essential for the growth and development of any nation.
“Most of the crises we have in Nigeria today are as a result of the long time neglect of human capital development. So, this training will help reduce agitations in the region,” he said. (NAN)
Source; Daily Trust