FADAMA to train 855 youths abroad in agro-business

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FADAMA's irrigation project

FADAMA’s irrigation project

FADAMA has concluded plan to send 855 Lagos youths to South Africa for training to acquire skills in agro-business.

The body is partnering with the National Image Company, the organiser of the on-going Agro-Business youth training and empowerment programme in which over 5700 youths had so far been trained in Lagos State.

According to the Lagos State Project Coordinator for FADAMA, Mr. Ajijola Folusho, 15 trained youths who are interested in farming would be selected from each of the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs of Lagos for further training in South Africa and be empowered upon return to Nigeria.

Folusho said in a statement that the screening process began last Monday and would be concluded on Friday at the Lagos State FADAMA Coordination Office, Lagos State Agricultural Development Authority Complex, Agege, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

He said the selected participants would be sponsored under the World Bank assisted projects and urged unemployed youths to take advantage of the programme by embracing farming.

Chief Executive Officer, National Image Company and Programme Co-ordinator, Agro-business empowerment, Seyi Bamigbade encouraged unemployed youths to be courageous enough to enroll for the programme.

He said the rate of unemployment and poverty in the land was worrisome, adding that his organisation had found it expedient to make its contribution to youth employment by training, empowering and helping them to be self-sufficient.

Bamigbade said FADAMA joined the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) to partner with his organisation to train youths in agro-business to make them self-reliant.

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Source:: PM Newspaper