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Kaduna partners NEPAD, trains 2,000 on agripreneurship 

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The Kaduna state government in collaboration with New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) has trained over 2,000 youth from the 23 local government areas in the state on becoming agriculture entrepreneurs.

The director of Youth Development, Kaduna state Ministry of Human Services and Social Development, Hajiya Maryam Muazu, stated this Wednesday in her goodwill message at a Policy Dialogue and Prevention of Violent Extremism- Centered Policy Brief Dissemination Roundtable Meeting organised in by ActionAid Nigeria and Global Peace Development in Kaduna. 

The theme of the dialogue is: “Strenghtening Community Structures in the Prevention of Violent Extremism in Nigeria and Youth Inclusion on Politics and Governance: Pragmatic Strategy in Preventing Violent Extremism in Nigeria.”

Hajiya Muazu said the male and female beneficiaries have been shortlisted and trained by the Kaduna state government on agriculture entrepreneurship, adding that their names have been sent to Nepad for assessment, while they await the grants from Nepad. 

“We are waiting for response from Nepad for youth to get land from government and farm to become agriculture entrepreneurs. Not just farmers but agripreneurs who produce, process and market the farm produce to control the escalation of violent extremism from our youth,” she said. 

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