Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday visited a beneficiary of the N-Power Programme at the Bayankara Area of Birnin Kebbi, the capital of Kebbi State.
Prof. Osinbajo’s visit to Abubakar Umar Manza was a great encouragement to the young man who has developed a system of solar irrigation to help farmers in the state.
The vice president said during the visit to Manza that his “report is a very, very good one” with his assistant to farmers in his own farming area.
“We are all very proud of what you are doing here,” Prof. Osinbajo stated, commending Manza for what he has done to help the growth of small farmers in the area through his irrigation system.
The vice president informed Manza that he was in Kebbi State for the National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, noting that the government of the state has done a lot to help farmers.
Speaking, Manza, a rice farmer, said he was excited about the visit by the vice president and promised to do more to help farmers even as he continues to develop his own farm.
N-Power is one of the components of the Social Investment Programme of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Over 500,000 young Nigerians have been engaged in the programme since it started in 2016.