Ogun state targets 50,000 youths for agricultural production

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The Ogun State Government says it is targeting over 50,000 people, mostly youths to benefit from various agricultural projects in the state.

The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina, made the disclosure during the flag off of the second phase of state’s broiler project at Eweje Farm Settlement in Odeda.

Odedina added that the state was partnering with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), agro-processing firms and other stakeholders to venture into various agricultural productions, such as poultry, cassava, rice, millet, maize, among others.

According to him, the government had already started land preparation for over 23,000 youths who had registered for cassava production.

The Commissioner added that the state would be supporting farmers with farm inputs, land and loan facilities, among others, stressing that the gesture is directed at making agriculture more attractive to the youths.

One of the beneficiaries, Omolara Mafe, commended the state government for the opportunity and urged youths to embrace agriculture.