The Federal Government of Nigeria, in bid to providing food security in the country, deem it fit to design a programme that will help equip about 500,000 youths on agriculture and skill acquisition.
This was revealed by the Minister of Labour and Empowerment, Dr Chris Ngige on Sunday. He said the training is coming as the campaign for the diversification of the Nigerian economy is getting stronger and as many believe that the nation is presently in a state of economic recession owing to a decline in crude oil exports.
Substantiating this statement, the President, Fisheries Society of Nigeria, Dr Olajide Ayinla, announced that the society is partnering with the government to improve the sector by inserting fishery into the school curriculum to enhance the knowledge among young people and create jobs.
According to experts, Nigeria spends about $11 billion on the importation of wheat, rice, sugar and fish alone, based on this; the fishery society intends to collaborating with the government to encourage more local production in order to prosper the economy.