Worried by the declination of youths’ participation in agriculture, the caretaker committee chairman, Ayedire Local Government, Mr. Gbenga Ogunkanmi, has called on all the tiers of government in the country, to repackage agriculture and make it attractive to the youths.
According to Ogunkanmi, there is need to resuscitate farming and prioritize agriculture in Nigeria, should the country wants to wipe out hunger and unemployment problems, saying that full participation in agriculture is the only key to food security and economic stability.
Ogunkanmi urged the Federal Government to fund and make provisions for mechanize farming for the youths and other people that are interested, noting that the step would enhance massive food production and lessen the stress and financial cost of farmers.
The council boss stated this last Monday, while declaring open, a three-day workshop organized for some cadets of the Ayedire Youths Empowerment Scheme (AYES), on livestock farming, crops nursery and plantation.
Decrying the reliance of the Federal Government on oil, Ogunkanmi asserted that the economy of the country would be stabilized, if government commits its resources to resuscitating agriculture and encouraging farming.
He maintained that the development that took place across the country, particularly in the western region, Osun Defender