By; VICTOR DAZANG, Kaduna
National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has disbursed N100,000 loan to 42 beneficiaries after attending small Stock (,Goat) Production Training in Kaduna State.
Speaking at the Flag-off and Commencement of Disbursement of Four Different Agricultural Loans under the NDE Rural Employment Promotion in Kaduna, the State Coordinator Madam Victoria Dada said Goat production is an economically viable business venture.
She said the loans given were for four schemes which include Sustainable Agricultural Development Empowerment Scheme (SADES), Graduate Agricultural Empowerment Scheme (GAES), Agricultural Enhancement Scheme (AES) and Community Based Agricultural Empowerment Scheme (CBAES).
She said the goat production has a great employment potential and enjoys a very wide market share with all the goat products and bye products in high demand especially in the post pandemic recovery period and the current insecurity situation in the country.
She explained further that the benefits of engaging in goat production along it’s value chain are vast and unique because of the depleting population of the goats in the rural areas due to activities of bandits.
In his remarks, NDE Director-General Malam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo represented by Mac Bernard Ishaya call on the beneficiaries yo make use of the loan accordinggly in order to achieve the desired objective of employment generation, wealth creation and eradication of poverty.
He said the loan is to be paid back to allow those who were not privileged to also benefit. He commended the state government for continuous collaboration with NDE in uplifting the standard of its citizens.