Agricultural Vocational Training and Empowerment for Unemployed Youths is the first of its kind coming from National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN Kwara State Chapter)
This agenda was born out of a collective desire to see that poverty is tackled knowing fully well that it’s not the job of the government alone to provide means to an end. The programme which was organised at Mandate Hall, Ilorin had in attendance many Youth Organisations ranging from paramilitary, religious and non governmental organisations like Red Cross, Peace Corp, Boys Brigade, Catholic, Amadiya and many other associations.
In his remark, the chairman of NYCN Kwara State Chapter, Comrade Adekanye Kazeem stressed the need to establish many projects that will see to the provision of succour for the good people of Kwara. This was to support the present government of change and also urge the Federal Government to focus on schemes that will have direct positive impact on the lives of the citizenries rather than unending court cases and witch hunting.
The CEO of the Agric Academy, Comrade Dike Eyindero whose academy had come in conjunction with NYCN to power the event noted that the easiest ways to navigate out of this present economic tsunami is to entice the youths to embrace agriculture.
He added that we all have to take advantage of the fine weather we have in this country and make use of the vast land mass begging to be maximally utilised.
Another speaker who noted the activities of the government to see that poverty is eradicated was the SSA Youth Empowerment to the Kwara State Governor, Mr. Saka Babatunde. While responding to questions from the participants assured that government’s plan to seeing that the turbulence being experienced by individuals on the QuickWin scheme will receive succour in no due time.
The program ended with a group photographs of all participants after the distribution of the 160 forms available had been equally distributed to all the 16 Local Government Areas in the state.