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FCT: Over 500 Women, Youths Trained On Mechanized Farming

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Member of House of Representatives, representing Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC, and Bwari Federal Constituency, Hon. Micah Jiba has organised a five day training for 520 members of his constituency on mechanized farming and application of modern fertilizer.

Jiba, while declaring open the training programme in Abuja, said the measure was part of efforts to empower youths and women and enhance agricultural production in the territory.

He said that the exercise would support efforts of the Federal Government and the Federal Capital Territory Administration towards improving food security in the territory.

Represented by his Aide, Mr Emeka Orji, Jiba said exposing the people at the grassroots to mechanized farming would go a long way to boost their productivity.

According to him,” so many innovations were coming into agriculture and FCT farmers needed to be enlighten on those innovations to enable them move with their counterparts farmers around the globe…
we have many rural communities in my constituency who engage in farming activities year in year out.Therefore, I decided that this training should be organised for them as part of my constituency project and empowerment programme to sensitise them on benefits of agriculture and mechanized farming”.

The lawmaker disclosed that at end of the training participants would be given at least N30,000 stipend to support them.

One of the participants, Mrs Grace Alheri, said the training had exposed her to modern ways of handling and storing crops.

She expressed gratitude to the lawmaker for organizing the capacity building workshop for them, with assurance that she would impart others with the knowledge garnered.

Another participants, Richard Musa in an interview described the training as a laudable development which will help him and others to improve on his farming career.

The training of women and Youths of AMAC and Bwari Area Council which is on-going will end on Friday, 22 October, 2021.

Remi Johnson/Abuja

Written by: Alu Azege

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