A group of agro-business investors, Comprehensive Local Agriculture Plan (C-LAP) in collaboration with the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) have initiated an agricultural programme that will engender an integrated and participatory development of the sector in 774 local governments Area in the country, while also improving physical infrastructure.
The Organising Secretary of C-LAP, Dr. Tanay Joshua, said this in Abuja during the project unveiling.
C-LAP, an initiative of some foreign investors and Nigerian stakeholders in the agro-industry, according to a statement, is said to have the potential to add value to Nigeria’s agricultural raw materials by promoting value chains. This is even as the promoters of the initiative are set to engage about 3,000 youths who will serve as extension workers nationwide.
Joshua stated that over 3000 job applications had been received from across the country within the first 24 hours of the publication.
He also said that the project is aimed at transforming economic growth of the country, improving production and also enhancing farming tools in across Nigeria.
He said : “We all know that Nigeria is a country filled with self-sufficient individuals, that is why we want to focus on the major transformation of the economic growth. We wish to strengthen the agricultural sector and also make sure that the farmers’ interests are attended to. What matters most is having the right source and technology for farming.
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