By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria
Fifty five Women and youth from Sabon Gari Federal Constituency Kaduna State are receiving training at the National Agricultural Extension Research and Liaison Services, (NAERLS) Ahmadu Bello University Zaria on condiment making and legumes processing.
The training is sponsored by Honourable. Garba-Datti Mohammed (Babawo), representing Sabon Gari Federal Constituency in the National Assembly at the NAERLS, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
Speaking at the opening ceremony for the training, Hon.Garba-Datti Mohammed said the participants would be trained on condiment making, legumes processing, poultry farming, fish farming, among others.
The lawmaker, represented by Alhaji Abdulkadir-Baba Mohammed, said the three-day training has been scheduled to hold between February 5 and 8.
He added that each participant would receive a starter pack at the end of the training.
He explained that the starter packs for the participants would be determined by the training received during the programme.
The lawmaker added that, the exercise is to ensure that the participants become self reliant, boost and enhance economic activities in the area.
According to Hajia Amina-Lawal Baidu, the Chief Facilitator of the training, said the participant would receive extensive practical training on condiment making such as Spices, (Dambun Nama, Dambun Kifi) among others.
She also said the participants would be trained on legumes processing such as beans, groundnuts and soya beans, stressing that the participants would be trained on processing soya beans to make food for infants and children.
She added that processing soya beans to make food for infants and children would enhance nutrition which would enhance Nigeria’s health indices and reduce infants and child mortality.
Baidu said the participants would receive training on beans and groundnuts packaging to enhance their income and strengthen economic activities in the area.
She sought for the maximum cooperation from the participants and urged them to pay more attention during the programme to enable them derive maximum benefits from the training.
Earlier, Prof. Emmanuel Ikani, Executive Director of National Agricultural Extension Research and Liaison Services, (NAERLS) Ahmadu Bello University Zaria commended the lawmaker for the training which he described as a great sacrifice to humanity.
Ikani, represented by Prof. Paul Bolorunduro, Assistant Director of NAERLS urged the participants to seize the opportunity and derive maximum advantage from the exercise.
The Director also urged other lawmakers to emulate Mohammed (Babawo) by empowering women and youth in their area to reduce high rates of unemployment and poverty in the country.