NANS Ogun Visits Commissioner Of Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina, Declare Unflinching Support On Agricultural Programmes - AMEBO ONLINE NEWSPAPER

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NANS Ogun Visits Commissioner Of Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina, Declare Unflinching Support On Agricultural Programmes

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The Executive Council of the Umbrella body for all students associations in Nigeria, NANS, Ogun State Chapter, were on a courtesy visit to the Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture, today, 5th February, 2020.

Asides the solidarity purpose of the visit, possible areas of youth engagement in Agricultural Programmes in Ogun State, were discussed.

The Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture, in his remarks, stated that all Agricultural programmes and job creation initiatives in the State are youth centered. He highlighted some of such programmes as: Agribusiness Connect, Agricultural Technology Programme for Agripreneurs, Future of Agriculture Programme (for students in secondary schools and higher institutions and fresh graduates), among others.
He noted the State Government’s resolve to support Ogun State youths in their active involvement in Agriculture, notably with:
The engagement of 100 students per 100hectare each from Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) and Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) under the Anchor Borrowers Programme; Proposed engagement of 2,500 youths in the production of vegetable and spices in partnership with Agricultural Investor, AGROPARK; and the proposed additional 10,000 youths in various training and linkage programmes.

The meeting had in attendance, the Consultant to the Executive Governor on Agriculture, Dr Angel Adelaja-Kuye.

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