A Philanthropist, Alhaji Waziri Gobir, has donated two tractors, 300 hectares of farmland and other farm inputs to support farmers in Kwara.
The donation was made through his charity organisation ‘Waziri Gobir Foundation’ after the inauguration of committee for the Gobir Farmers Support Project.
This was made known in a statement issued to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday by Mr Charles Folayan, Director, Information and Strategy, Gobir Foundation.
Folayan said that the committee comprises of members of Agric Union in Kwara, the Kwara Youth Stakeholders Forum, Agriculture Experts and Community Leaders.
He stated that the committee would begin full implementation of the project with the existing farmers in the state at the expiration of the lockdown imposed by the government as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The committee will also commence registration of interested young farmers (Gobir Young Farmers) across the state to participate in the Gobir Smart Farms Project, initiated by the founder Waziri Gobir as one of his efforts at reducing unemployment in the state.
“Gobir Smart Farm Project is aimed at supporting Young Farmers with incentives needed to practice world class agriculture in a conducive environment.
“It also provides them opportunities to access local and international markets for their products,” he said.
Folayan urged the youth to embrace the initiative and build their economic strength in line with the economic realities of the country and the diversification programmes of the Federal Government. (NAN)
– Apr. 11, 2020 @ 14:35 GMT |