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Yobe lawmaker trains 250 constituents in fishery, poultry farming, provides start-up capital


Yobe lawmaker trains 250 constituents in fishery, poultry farming, provides start-up capital

Story from Sa’adatu MAINA, Damaturu

In an effort to improve economic activities in his constituency, the lawmaker representing Bade/Jakusko Constituency in the federal House of Representatives, Honourable Hassan K Jakduwa (IBN Jaks), has facilitated the training of 250 persons in fishery and poultry farming.

The one-day intensive training on fishery and poultry farming took place at Saleh Suleiman Event Centre, Gashua, Yobe State and was facilitated by Malam Haruna Mamman, a renowned fishery expert in the region and Malam Musa Mustapha a livestock expert.

The training was opened by Malam Salisu Jawi who represented Honourable Jakduwa at the event and delivered the opening remarks on behalf of the lawmaker.

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The lawmaker said the aim of training 250 individuals in fishery and poultry is to alleviate poverty in the region and empower them to be self-reliant.

“The provision of a capital of 30,000 naira is intended to facilitate the prompt initiation of income-generating activities for the beneficiaries.

“The 250 participants were drawn across the 20 electoral wards under Bade/Jakusko Federal Constituency which cut across various age groups and gender.

“Participants were trained/taught the general knowledge of fishery and poultry farming, the things they need to know and steps to take before they start their fish and poultry farm, how to invest in their fish and poultry farm with realistic expectations of profits and different types/methods of fish and poultry farming. They were also taught how to construct a fish pond and poultry farm as well as how to manage them effectively,” the lawmaker said.

Cross section of participants.

Jakduwa revealed that at the end of the training, the 250 participants were given N30,000 each as start-up capital. The Training is expected to impact and improve the livelihood of the participants and increase economic activities within the constituency.

In a vote of thanks, one of the participants who gave her name as Hauwa Saleh expressed gratitude and commended the effort of the lawmaker for the capacity building and prayed for more engagements of the constituents in various skills.

Another participant, Malam Usman Abdullahi, expressed gratitude for the successful completion of the training and urged participants to utilise the knowledge obtained during the training.

Neptune Prime gathered that Honourable Hassan K. Jakduwa also facilitated the distribution of 1260 (100kg) bags of Millet (420 bags), Maize (420 bags) and Guinea Corn (420 bags).

He also facilitated the distribution of 275 bags (100kg) of bean seedlings and 275 bags (50kg) of N.P.K. 15.15.15 respectively.

All these were distributed across the 20 wards of Bade/Jakusko Federal Constituency with beneficiaries drawn from various house heads including widows, physically challenged and various groups/associations.

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