No fewer than ten thousand youths and other small-scale farmers are to benefit from the Ogun State/Central Bank of Nigeria CBN Anchor Borrowers Programme aimed at creating employment for youths and boosting agricultural Production and food security in the state.
The State Coordinator and Special Assistant to the Governor on Agriculture, Mr. Tosin Ademuyiwa disclosed this in Abeokuta at the flag-off of the programme to empower the youths and other citizen in the 20 Local Government Area of the State.
He explained that the programme was to give financial support to them so as to boost production of Cassava, Rice and Maize adding that attention would also be given to fisheries and poultry farming.
While admonishing youths in the state to key into the opportunities offered by the programme to earn a living, said everything will be done to make sure that they benefit maximally from the programme.
The coordinator, Ogun State Youth in Agric Business, Comrade Olugbenga Ige expressed delight over over the efforts made by the State government and the Central Bank to make the youths to be self- employed and help in diversifying the nation’s economy.