The Federal Government says it will create jobs for over 758,500 youths across the country under the Youth Employment in Agriculture Programme (YEAP) to boost agricultural productivity.
Mrs Karima Babangida, the National Programme Coordinator said this on Tuesday in Katsina during the inauguration of Katsina State YEAP Steering Committee.
Represented by Mr Suleiman Aliyu, Babangida said that the three-year programme was supported by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).
Babangida said that 740,000 jobs would be ‘market-oriented’ for young agricultural producers, while the remaining 18,500 jobs were reserved for university graduates, ‘agropreneurs’ across the nation.
“Under the market-oriented, 20,000 youths will be selected from each of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
“500 graduates will also benefit…
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