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Argungu, who was represented by the state coordinator of the NDE, Marcel Igboanude, said the youths would be trained in crops production, fishery, poultry, piggery, apiculture and others.
The DG said: ‘It is pertinent to note that the NDE has trained about 205,000 unemployed youths in various job creation programmes and schemes in Ebonyi State since its inception in 1998. The directorate has resettled about 5,000 youths to establish various business enterprises.’
‘At the end of the training, the trainees are expected to form agricultural cooperatives which will enable them to access necessary linkages and financial support to establish modern food production and employment generation.’
Meanwhile, the state government at the weekend defended its decision to set up Ebonyi State Vocational College, saying it is already enjoying the outcome.
This followed the designing of electric tricycles and other machines by some of the students.
The Special Assistant to the Governor on Vocational Education, Dr. Adaeze Nwaji, said this during an interactive session with journalists in Abakaliki.
She said the students designed the latest model of electric tricycle called ‘Dave hybrid’.
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