November 21, 2017

Oyo trains northern residents on agribusiness (Tribune)

Oyo trains northern residents on agribusiness (Tribune)

Agriculture which in recent time has become a hub for economic activities, has been tipped by stakeholders to take over from petroleum as the major export commodity for Nigeria  which will boost the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Furthermore, government over the years have embarked on series of programmes and interventions targeted at changing the perception of agriculture which is widely seen as a stressful venture rather than a viable business.

Agribusiness, therefore was introduced in Nigeria to attract youths into agriculture by providing necessary farm mechanisations which makes farming less stressful and more profitable.

This economic improving activity was however copied by the Oyo state government when it gathered its indigenes in the northern part of the country to train them on modern agriculture practices, food safety and agribusiness.

The training workshop which took place at the Oyo State Liaison office in Abuja was targeted at equipping the participants with basic knowledge of agribusiness, loan access and food safety practices.

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Speaking with Nigerian Tribune, during the workshop, the Senior Special Assistant to the State governor on Intergovernmental Relations, Dr Olusola Falana, said the government will do a follow up on the training to see areas of interventions. Read more

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