Nigeria Farmers’ Group and Cooperative Society (NFGCS), says it has established a farm land in Nasarawa State to create jobs for 300 unemployed youths.
The National Coordinator of the group, Mr Retson Tedheke, made this known while speaking with newsmen on the farm at Ga’ate, Kokona Local Government Area of the state.
Tedheke, who is also the Managing Director of the farm, said that the group cultivated 3,000 hectares of land to ensure food sufficiency, tackle unemployment and improve on the standard of living of Nigerians.
According to him, the group has established the farm to ensure citizens participation in agricultural activities for the overall development of the country.
“Since the establishment of the farm, crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping and other negative acts in this region and its environs have dropped.
“Currently, we have 300 people that are our staff and every day working in the farm,’’ he said.
According to him, this has not only helped Ga’ate community alone but about 10 communities and other people from other states of the federation are being employed to work here.
“As you can see, this land is 3,000 hectares of land in which we have crops like maize, yam, rice, ginger, cowpea production and others crops
“We also rear cows, sheep, turkey, chickens among other animals and as you see our rice mill, we have our rice called Ga’ate Gold Premium quality Rice.
“In the next two months, 25 trailers of rice will be leaving this farm every month and we call it Ga’ate Gold,’’ Tedheke said.
The managing director called on young Nigerians to embrace farming and engage in meaningful ventures in order to become self-reliant and to contribute their quota to the development of the country.