An expert on agriculture, Mr Raji Riliwan, on Thursday pledged to train 100 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Batch ‘A’ in agricultural production to promote economic empowerment.
Riliwan, who is the Manager of DEKORAJ Farms Ltd, Iju-Isaga, made the pledge in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
The expert, who disclosed that the training would begin in the first quarter of 2016, also said:
“We intend to empower corps members because they will be able to meet the requirement for producing agricultural goods since they are freshly out of school.
“In addition, keeping fresh graduates occupied will be a good way to reduce and curb the growing menace of vices in the society.”
Riliwan said empowering youths would also help generate income and increase the Gross Domestic Product of the country.
According to him, youths will be trained in the production of poultry and the welded wire mesh cages for housing live birds.
“The cages are fabricated strictly in accordance with international quality standards using superior-grade raw materials.
“Our cages are well designed, allowing proper ventilation, corrosion resistance, excellent foot rest and longer functional life,” the manager said.
He said that the youths, after the training, would be able to produce poultry equipment and become self reliant while contributing to the GDP of the country.
Source: All Africa