A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Fruitful Vision Youths Empowerment Initiative has applauded the Federal Government’s massive investment in agriculture, saying it would secure a better future for the country. This was made known by Igwe Dennis Ezebuilo, an Anambra monarch and the founder of the NGO in Abuja on Monday.
He said the initiative was committed to providing lasting solutions to youth’s unemployment and restiveness in the country through agriculture. He said his team had engaged in utilizing potential in the sector for youth empowerment and economic development.
He said, “Our members cut across the six geopolitical zones and quite a few youths have benefitted from our initiative by investing in agriculture
He praised the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for initiating the Home-Grown School Feeding Program (HGSFP) designed to put an end to importation and market monopoly of farm produce. He added that the program was capable of sustaining economic, agricultural and job creation across the length and breadth of the country. He also commended the administration for revitalizing universities of agriculture as coordinating partners.
Ezebuilo said the agency had been working with the Nigerian University Commission (NUC) and other development partners to refocus the universities. He said the anchor borrower’s program has also gone a long way in fast-tracking farmers’ access to finance.