By Dayo Johnson
Akure — NO fewer than 30 ex-militants have commenced training in agribusiness at the Federal College of Agriculture, Akure, FECA, Ondo state.
The exercise is part of the Federal government plan to reintegrate the beneficiaries of the Amnesty programme into the society and train them in different agribusiness to make them self reliant.
Speaking at the 3 week Amnesty Empowerment Programme, Provost of the College, Dr Samson Adeola Odedina said that the ex- militants, from the Niger Delta, will be trained in various agricultural business skills as a means of engaging them in the sector.
Odedina urged them to redirect their zeal and doggedness to revolutionise agriculture in the country.
He said the participants, who were chosen across the Niger Delta region, have agreed to embrace one of the most lucrative agribusinesses such as pig production enterprises and numerous value chain opportunities.
Odedina said: “We have the skills and capacity to work with the delegates from the Amnesty Programme to turn guns into sprayers, armoured tanks into ploughs and harrows, trenches intimate animal pens.”
He said the training is in partnership with Ciibex Solution Nigeria Ltd and Maximum Insight Global Services.