NOMATECH Global Graduates 80 Students in Fishery and Poultry Production
… 9 Journalists Inclusive
Kaduna, North-West, NIGERIA
In a bid to enhancing entrepreneurship, a non-governmental organization, (NGO) NOMATECH Global graduated Eighty students on skills acquisition amongst which were 9 Nigeria Union of journalists (NUJ) members.
Entrepreneurship it said remains the surest way to solving youth restiveness as well as curtailing vices bedeviling the nation.
This claim was made by the Managing Director NOMATECT, Faruk Ahmed while speaking at the 7th graduation ceremony held at the Nigeria Union of journalists Secretariat Kaduna.
Lamenting over the present security challenges; he said.
“Nigeria is facing a barrage of security challenges ranging from kidnappings, cattle rusting, identity fanaticm, religion bigotry and acts of political rascality encouraged and sponsored by failed politicians who have nothing to offer the society.
“Government across the three tiers should embrace skills acquisition development and peace building. He said.
“This has become necessary because skill acquisition and empowerment programmes have proven to be the best cost effective tool to end Youth radicalization and extremism.”
The MD had described Agric. business as the largest employer of labour especially poultry production because of its numerous value chain.
He said a total of 80 students took part in the training on Animal health, animal production and entrepreneurship skill.
The eighty students made up of both male and female are now self-reliance and would not have to wait endlessly for white collar jobs. He said.
Faruk assured that the knowledge acquired in fishery and poultry production if properly utilized would go a long way in improving the lots of the grandaunts.
He challenged Nigerians especially the youth to venture into life changing opportunities offered through skill acquisition programmes.
Explaining he said,
“Being engaged in government work would not prevent you from acquiring skills.
“Entrepreneurship is one of the businesses that gives one freedom. All its needs is one focusing on an area of specialization. He stressed.
Still explaining, he said,
There is high demand in agric. products. Everyone can make a difference in agricultural business.
The business has been modernized, expanded and made easy. There are lots of opportunities that the 21st century has brought to us.
“It is a century that is born for the youth to make things happen. I am therefore using this medium to call on Nigerians particularly the youth to go into entrepreneurship as it is the surest way to becoming self-reliance and economically sound.” He advised.
One of the grandaunts hajiya Hauwa Ibrahim to the admiration of those in attendance presented a piece on poultry diseases as a testimony of knowledge acquired.
In his speech, the chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists Kaduna council Comrade Adamu Yusuf applauded the initiative of NOMATECH Global while urging all beneficiaries to use the experience gained to turn their lives around for good.
Adamu urged the Federal Government to give priority to skills acquisition programme towards addressing poverty and job creation to Youth and all Nigerians.
He stressed on the need for other organizations to emulate NOMATECH as it would help in promoting job creation and national prosperity.
The NUJ chairman said journalists must also emulate entrepreneurship practice for self-reliance during the job and after retirement.
NUJ he assured would continue to support NOMATECH to ensure the success of their project.
Founder, Amina Islamic Foundation, Malali Gabas, in her commendation urged the school not to relent in their efforts.
Expressing her happiness, hajiya Amina called for more collaborations with the institution in order that it can remain focused.
She enjoined the grandaunts to take the task before them with all seriousness so that they can reap the fruit of their labour.
Fishery and poultry are very lucrative businesses. She added.
In a paper presentation Dr. Daniel Asele Ewuga of the Industrial Training Fund, (ITF) Kaduna Area office advocated for priority to technical skills in Nigeria institutions.
He said the ITF conducts skill acquisition training programs and at the end of each training presents starter parks to grandaunts to assist them in continuing with what they have leant.
Dr. Daniel Ewuga as part of his organization’s contribution promised to update the certificates issued to the graduates to acceptable standards.
Commending Nomatech Global’s efforts in its stride in helping to reduce the rate of unemployment, he stated that anyone that benefits from free skills acquisition training should count himself lucky.
The event ended with the presentation of certificate to students.