Ogun APC chieftain, Segun Kaka set to empower 1000 youths in Agricbusiness. - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Sunday, December 26, 2021

Ogun APC chieftain, Segun Kaka set to empower 1000 youths in Agricbusiness.

Engr Segun Kaka and Gov Abiodun

An Ogun State chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Engr Segun Kaka has lauded the government of Prince Dapo Abiodun for his dedicated interest in developing the agricultural sector and in turn create employment for the youths while also making the state the food basket of the nation.

Engr Segun Kaka gave this commendation while speaking with journalists at Abeokuta, the state capital over his plans to support the agricultural drive of the present administration with the empowerment of 1000 youths in agricbusiness.

Kaka who is eyeing the seat of Ijebu North constituency II at Ogun State House of Assembly come 2023 said " the efforts of Gov Dapo Abiodun in the development of our agricultural sector in the area of poultry, maize and cassava planting etc is worthy of commendation and this is serving as our source of inspiration to also invest in this very critical sector of our economy".

The tractor acquired for the project

He said "what we hope to do under this scheme is to leverage on the abundant opportunities in agricbusiness and provide jobs for our army of the unemployed youths while also boosting our food security"

Kaka explained that under this agric initiative which is in partnership with International Institution of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan and Ogun State government, 1000 young farmers from Ifelodun
Community Development Association, Ijebu North local government would be empowered with one hectare of land each to plant crops such as maize, cassava among others.

He said "we are also in talks with IITA to provide all the necessary technical support such as training of the young farmers in the art of modern farming, provision of hybrid seedlings and cassava stem, sourcing for off takers as well as linking the farmers with investors willing to be part of this laudable initiative. We are equally into partnership with GIZ, Nigerian Incentive-based Risk Sharing system for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) among others.

The APC chieftain explained that Ogun State government has equally approved hectares of land for this agric venture while there are tractors already provided for the agric venture

Engr Kaka revealed further that the scheme which would kick off next year January was his own little way of supporting the government to boost food production and also leverage on the abundant wealth in agricbusiness to get people of his constituency meaningfully engaged.

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