THE World Youth United Nations (WYUNO) President-General, Ambassador Adeniyi Adeyemi, has described as a right step in the right direction, the recent move by the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi to partner with Songhal integrated farms in Port Norvo, Benin Republic, with the enthusiasm of boosting agriculture sector in the state.
Ambassador Adeyemi, in a press release issued by his mouthpiece , Mr. Adeola Badru, observed that the initiative of the governor was a veritable means of providing employment opportunities for youths, with the aim of further improving the revenue generation of the state.
Describing agriculture as an important economic policy, Adeyemi noted that the country has got to a palpable economic situation where all states in the country needed to find other alternative than depending on allocation from oil revenue from the Federal Government.
He said Ajimobi showed a commendable resourcefulness with his recent partnership deal with Songhai farms, adding that the governor realised that for the economy to go the next level, agriculture needed to be explored.
The youth ambassador said he was satisfied with the attention Governor Ajimobi was paying to the development of agriculture in Oyo State, while calling on the people of the state to support the government in the Agric-Oyo scheme.
The statement reads: “many people already have the land needed to go into agriculture, but they are restricting themselves.”
“I am confident that Governor Ajimobi is very efficient and he will take agriculture to the next level in the state, which will also be a veritable avenue to engage unemployed youths who are willing to go back to farming”.
Adeyemi, then appealed to the state government to urgently revamp its moribund Rural Community Development Centre (RCDC) in Awe, Oyo State, saying that if the centre was renovated, it would provide training for young agric enthusiasts who plan to go fully into farming.
Similarly, the world youth ambassador, reiterated the commitment of his office in line with the global vision of the United Nations on food security, to work in tandem with the state government in their areas of interest to boost the socio-economic development of the state.
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