THE Anambra State Commissioner for Agriculture Mechanisation, Processing and Export, Afam Mbanefo has emphasised the need for the youths to take agriculture as a means of livelihood and to achieve food security in the country.
Mbanefo made the call during a two-day Agro-Allied Entrepreneurship Training for all secondary schools in Awka North local government area of the state.
The training was organised by a member of the National Youth Service, Mark Iniobong.
Represented by Micheal Adam, public relations officer of the Ministry, Mbanefo, observed that agriculture had attracted many investors to the state as well as generated huge employment opportunities to the youths.
He explained that the state was currently exporting some agricultural produce to the outside world.
The commissioner, who maintained that agriculture had taken its pride of place in the state, stressed that government had provided agro-equipment to farmers to make farming easy in the state.
He commended a Iniobong for the gesture and assured him that the ministry would continue to collaborate with people who were interest in agriculture.
Earlier, Olawale Edwin, state NYSC coordinator, represented by the state development goal officer, Ngozi Okeke Ekpe commended the Anambra government for supporting the youth programme.
In a speech, the organiser and corps member Iniobong observed that the event was another milestone in raising a self-reliant generation of youths through Agro-Allied entrepreneurs that would end hunger and eradicate poverty in the country.
Iniobong said the idea of the event was to impact on the lives of the community at which he was performing his primary assignment.
Two students Emmanuel Agba and Mary-Jane Ekweanya thanked the organiser of the event and expressed their interest in taking to agriculture because of the employment opportunities available in the vocation.
– Sept. 29, 2017 @ 19:00 GMT |