The implementation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to the Nationwide Company for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) to introduce fashionable strategies in all agricultural practices nationwide kicked off Monday in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi state capital for the North-West Zone.
100 youth from the six geo-political zone of the nation every are to profit from the technical interventions and empowerment programme by the Company.
President Buhari lately directed the Govt Vice Chairman/CE of NASENI, Engr. Prof. Mohammed Sani Haruna, to empower 100 youth within the 36 states of the federation, deploying among the applied sciences on the cabinets of the Company whereas focusing particularly within the areas of recent farming, agricultural processing, manufacturing and preservation.
A press assertion issued by NASENI Deputy Director, Info, Mr.Olusegun Ayeoyenikan, quoted Prof Haruna as saying the flag off ceremony was in response to the very clear directive by the President whom he disclosed was eager on financial diversification of the nation within the course of agriculture, noting that the “train was a mission achieved and an indication of the seriousness of the administration to empower the youths and in addition to carry Nigeria’s agriculture away from mere subsistence.”
Prof Haruna mentioned all of the developed international locations of the world started with agriculture and later grew to become nice as a result of they launched fashionable strategies, science and improvements into the apply of their journey to industrialisation.
Chairman of the event, Legal professional Basic of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, mentioned President Muhammadu Buhari was decided to deal with the excessive price of youth unemployment, poverty, and particularly meals insecurity and in addition the economic transformation of the nation.
He mentioned the goal of 100 youth per geo-political zone of the nation was basically to take the youth off the streets, tackle youth restiveness and improve meals safety and the introduction of recent farming practices in type of fast adaptation of recent expertise with a purpose to make agriculture very enticing to younger individuals.
He mentioned the Northwest geo-political zone of the nation is understood for farming as a basic occupation and due to this fact the selection of introduction of recent farming on this explicit coaching for the youths within the North-West geo-political zone.
Governor of Kebbi state, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu on the event mentioned his state was most fortunate to host this flag off programme by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. “Being the host state for on-going rice revolution within the nation, this programme was a clear proof of the need to rework the nation via the usage of Science, expertise and Innovation,” he mentioned.
Whereas commending NASENI, he mentioned the present assist for native analysis and technical establishments like NASENI by the Kebbi state and the federal authorities was deliberate.