The Kaduna State Government has trained 730 persons under its Sure-P programme, the Public Relations Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Mallam Dahiru Abdullahi, has said.
Abdullahi stated this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Kaduna.
He said that the training was part of government’s effort to improve the standard of living of the people through agriculture.
According to him, 50 other persons were trained in irrigation farming, adding that each was provided with water pumps, sachets of assorted seeds, eight bags of MPK Uria fertiliser, agro-chemicals, 10 litres of beat action, and N10,000 as ‘starter packs’.
Abdullahi said others were trained in fishery, bee-keeping, livestock, and maize, cassava and rice cultivation under the Sure-P programme.
He said the state government was looking into how to utilise the agricultural sector to further empower youths and women under the SURE-P programme.
Abdullahi said that the state government would continue to create more opportunities for unemployed persons in the state.