Peter Ayoade, Ibadan
The Chairman Senate Committee on Local Content and Senator representing Oyo Central Senatorial District – Oloye Teslim Folarin, on Monday, commenced a 2-day Youth Training in Modern Agricultural Techniques.
The training, done under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in conjunction with the Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute, is to equip the participants with the right skills and techniques in modern agriculture.
Oloye Folarin urged the participants to take the training seriously in order to be self reliant and productive members of the society.
The training programme covers areas such as crop production and processing, livestock farming and among others.
The three-term federal lawmaker noted that the drop in crude oil prices and its adverse effects on the economy has proven that Nigeria can no longer depend on earnings from oil.
He lauded President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s commitment to tackling youth/graduate unemployment, hunger and poverty through huge investments in agriculture.
A cross section of the participants who were selected from the 11 Local Government Areas of Oyo Central Senatorial District, when interviewed, thanked the Senator Folarin for facilitating the laudable programme and promised to put in their best to ensure that they acquire the required skills necessary for modern agricultural practices.
The trainees will be empowered with seedlings, farm tools and cash donations.