In an attempt to reduce unemployment, Senator representing Kaduna Central (APC) and Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking and Finance, Uba Sani, has empowered 100 members of his constituency on fish farming and poultry.
The training, according to him was to boost farming production and also as a means of livelihood for the beneficiaries who were carefully selected for the empowerment.
Speaking during the graduation ceremony of the trainees at the College of Agric and Animal Science, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Kaduna over the weekend, the lawmaker disclosed that, he was aiming at empowering no fewer than 1,000 people for the project through ‘Uba Sani Foundation’.
”My decision as senator representing the good people of Kaduna Central is to ensure that after the training, the beneficiaries are adequately empowered with loan through the Federal Government intervention programmes.
”As the Chairman Senate Committee on Banking and Finance, I am aware of the major interventions of Central Bank of Nigeria to support agriculture in the country.
“As we all know, no society can grow without helping the downtrodden, and my decision was informed by this to empower people to overcome poverty.
”This is the first batch of the training exercise. We are hoping that in the next few days, the second batch will commence”, he said.
Uba Sani then advised the beneficiaries to be resourceful, just as he promised to personally monitor the progress of the beneficiaries to endure compliance.