FADAMA: The Federal Government of Nigeria has planned to be engage 6,000 youths in agricultural enterprises; and the World Bank under the FADAMA III Project under the Graduate Unemployment Youths Support Scheme.
The FADAMA National Project Coordinator, NPC, Tayo Adewumi said this in Akure, the Ondo State capital during the meeting with the Ondo State Federated FADAMA Community Association, FFCA.
Adewunmi said under the scheme, about 300 youths from ages 18 to 35 would be encouraged to go into agriculture as a profession and business in about 20 states.
He said in subsequent programmes, between 500 and 1,000 youths would be accommodated under the scheme.
Speaking earlier, the Ondo State FFCA Chairman, Akin Olotu appreciated the NPC of the Project for its land mark achievement across the nooks and crannies of the nation.
Olotu noted that efforts by the FFCA to secure a friendly credit portfolio for members to revive their projects have not been easy and had become a great source of discouragement to the members.