Proverbially said that “half bread is better than none”, 160 youths in Niger state, Nigeria were trained and empowered in the area of fish farming and cosmetology by a member of the state house of assembly, the lawmaking body in the state.
The sponsor, Hon. John Paul, representing Munya constituency in Niger State House of Assembly, disclosed on Monday to newsmen in Minna the capital of Niger that he had trained and empowered 160 youths in the state in the agriculture area of fish pond farming and cosmetology under his primary constituency.
The lawmaker further elaborate on the essence of the training that the empowerment programme was part of his social responsibility to his constituents.
That the training was to complement the state and federal government efforts to diversify the nation’s economy and reduce unemployment in the state among the youths.
That the beneficiaries were equipped with the technical know-how to kick start Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) on fish farming and improve fish production in the state and manufacture of liquid soap, air fresher, body cream and ornamental beads.
He said that training was to create diverse job opportunities, reduce unemployment and stem criminal tendencies.
Hon. John Paul further encourage all the beneficiaries to utilized their skill positively and contribute to the nation’s economy.