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NDDC to partner KIADO to boost jobs in the Niger Delta through Livestock Insemination

By Mbafan Ade –

As part of its efforts to address the growing challenge of unemployment in the country, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), is partnering with an international nongovernmental organization, Kasha International Agricultural Organization (KIADO), to create jobs through the artificial insemination of livestock.

Executive Director, Projects of the NDDC, Mr. Charles Ogunmola, expressed the Commission’s desire to boost youth employment and livestock farming in the Niger Delta, during a visit of the Country Representative/Director of KIADO, Ms. Hilda Josef, to the NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt on Thursday.

Ms Hilda Josef

KIADO is a Georgia, United States of America-based non-profit donor organization dedicated to rural poverty alleviation, grassroots agricultural development, and enhanced rural infrastructure through various programs.

Mr. Ogunmola said: “As a dynamic Management, we are looking for ways to drive productive outcomes in our region, through agriculture. We do not want to engage in bogus programs and projects, but projects that are sustainable and achievable through agriculture.”

He explained that the NDDC is focused on a number of quick wins to set the Niger Delta apart and facilitate the creation of gainful jobs for the teeming youth. He said: “We are looking at different ways to employ our youths and get our entrepreneurs busy. One of the pillars is agriculture. We are interested in livestock production and how to improve the livestock sector. We are very open to partnerships and working with you.”

Ogunmola with Hilda Josef

Disclosing her mission to the NDDC, the Country Representative/Director of KIADO said: “We want to introduce artificial insemination to the Niger Delta through the NDDC. It will yield bigger harvests, faster results, and further boost the economy in the long run.”

She said KIADO had trained farmers in other parts of the country, adding that the Niger Delta climate is very suitable for breeding of livestock, especially goats, which have potential for generating foreign exchange from exports.

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