Federal Govt to engage 2m youths, 1m women in agriculture


Chief Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture.

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) says it will engage 1.9 youths and 997,500 women through its Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises (LIFE) programme.

This was disclosed in excerpts of a Book entitled: ‘‘Making steady, sustainable progress for Nigeria’s peace and prosperity: a mid-term scorecard on the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’’, authored by the Presidential Media Team.

The book will be presented to the public on November 16 in Abuja.

LIFE is a programme aimed at bringing life back to rural communities through the empowerment of youths, women and other vulnerable groups across the country.

It stated that the programme design commenced in the past one year.

It is geared to promote community-based on-farm and off-farm business activities as a model for job and wealth creation…

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