AGRICULTURE: Osun To Grant Loans To Farmers’ Academy Graduates

OSUN TO GRANT LOANS TO FARMERS ACADEMY GRADUATES

The Governor of the State of Osun; Mr Rauf Aregbesola has promised diligent and hardworking youths in farming of a year tax holiday as an opportunity for them to concentrate and stabilize.

Aregbesola stated this on Thursday November 28, 2013 at the graduation ceremony of Osun Youths Empowerment Scheme (OYES) cadets trained at the Osun-Odua Farmers’ Academy held at Ede.

The governor who said efforts geared towards revamping agriculture would soon yield positive result through massive food production, enjoined the trainees to be actively involved in agriculture for food sufficiency after their six months training.

Aregbesola further said that his administration’s involvement of youths in agricultural enterprises was another way through which the menace of youth unemployment is being tackled.

He noted that the programme was borne out of the present administration’s commitment to equipping the youths with skills capable of enhancing their capacity to earn a decent and virtuous living, create wealth, and contribute to the cause of banishing hunger through agriculture.

Aregbesola, however, sounded a note of warning before the gathering which comprised of top public servants, community leaders and captains of industry that idleness of youth and lack of productive engagements would negatively impacted on the socio-economic development of any society.

The governor pointed out that through the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) and the O’REAP Youth Academy, the state is providing decent jobs for a huge number of youths in the state.

According to Aregbesola, the specialized skills and techniques that the youths have acquired during the six months agricultural training programme is enough to empower them to effectively participate in the agricultural sector as significant stakeholder.

He assured the graduating youths that the experience they have garnered from the trips they made to different successful farm establishments will later aid them when they start to manage their own agro-allied enterprises.

Aregbesola advised the graduating students to form themselves into co-operative groups in order to access agricultural loans through the Ministry of Commerce, Co-operatives and Investments in the state.

Earlier in his address, Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Wale Adedoyin had attributed the success achieved so far in programmes aimed at boosting food production to the commitment of the state government to make life more comfortable for the people..

Osun State governor Mr Rauf Aregbesola has promised diligent and hardworking youths in farming of a year tax holiday as an opportunity for them to concentrate and stabilize.

Aregbesola stated this on Thursday November 28, 2013 at the graduation ceremony of Osun Youths Empowerment Scheme (OYES) cadets trained at the Osun-Odua Farmers’ Academy held at Ede.

The governor who said efforts geared towards revamping agriculture would soon yield positive result through massive food production, enjoined the trainees to be actively involved in agriculture for food sufficiency after their six months training.

Aregbesola further said that his administration’s involvement of youths in agricultural enterprises was another way through which the menace of youth unemployment is being tackled.

He noted that the programme was borne out of the present administration’s commitment to equipping the youths with skills capable of enhancing their capacity to earn a decent and virtuous living, create wealth, and contribute to the cause of banishing hunger through agriculture.

Aregbesola, however, sounded a note of warning before the gathering which comprised of top public servants, community leaders and captains of industry that idleness of youth and lack of productive engagements would negatively impacted on the socio-economic development of any society.

The governor pointed out that through the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) and the O’REAP Youth Academy, the state is providing decent jobs for a huge number of youths in the state.

According to Aregbesola, the specialized skills and techniques that the youths have acquired during the six months agricultural training programme is enough to empower them to effectively participate in the agricultural sector as significant stakeholder.

He assured the graduating youths that the experience they have garnered from the trips they made to different successful farm establishments will later aid them when they start to manage their own agro-allied enterprises.

Aregbesola advised the graduating students to form themselves into co-operative groups in order to access agricultural loans through the Ministry of Commerce, Co-operatives and Investments in the state.

Earlier in his address, Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Wale Adedoyin had attributed the success achieved so far in programmes aimed at boosting food production to the commitment of the state government to make life more comfortable for the people.

Osun State governor Mr Rauf Aregbesola has promised diligent and hardworking youths in farming of a year tax holiday as an opportunity for them to concentrate and stabilize.

Aregbesola stated this on Thursday November 28, 2013 at the graduation ceremony of Osun Youths Empowerment Scheme (OYES) cadets trained at the Osun-Odua Farmers’ Academy held at Ede.

The governor who said efforts geared towards revamping agriculture would soon yield positive result through massive food production, enjoined the trainees to be actively involved in agriculture for food sufficiency after their six months training.

Aregbesola further said that his administration’s involvement of youths in agricultural enterprises was another way through which the menace of youth unemployment is being tackled.

He noted that the programme was borne out of the present administration’s commitment to equipping the youths with skills capable of enhancing their capacity to earn a decent and virtuous living, create wealth, and contribute to the cause of banishing hunger through agriculture.

Aregbesola, however, sounded a note of warning before the gathering which comprised of top public servants, community leaders and captains of industry that idleness of youth and lack of productive engagements would negatively impacted on the socio-economic development of any society.

The governor pointed out that through the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) and the O’REAP Youth Academy, the state is providing decent jobs for a huge number of youths in the state.

According to Aregbesola, the specialized skills and techniques that the youths have acquired during the six months agricultural training programme is enough to empower them to effectively participate in the agricultural sector as significant stakeholder.

He assured the graduating youths that the experience they have garnered from the trips they made to different successful farm establishments will later aid them when they start to manage their own agro-allied enterprises.

Aregbesola advised the graduating students to form themselves into co-operative groups in order to access agricultural loans through the Ministry of Commerce, Co-operatives and Investments in the state.

Earlier in his address, Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Wale Adedoyin had attributed the success achieved so far in programmes aimed at boosting food production to the commitment of the state government to make life more comfortable for the people.

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