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FECA partners ODSG on youths devt

By Femi Atolagbe
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The Federal College of Agriculture, Akure, (FECA) is in partnership with the Ondo State Government to train youths freely on  various agricultural practices.

  Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports, Mr. Saka Yusuf Ogunleye announced this in a message  at the Sensitisation of Youth Programme held at Ile-Oluji/OkeIgbo local government area.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. (Mrs) Dupe Eshofonie, Mr. Ogunleye explained that all hands are on  deck to make youths improve themselves.

“The government is exploring all avenues to empower our youths to become entrepreneurs, independent of government.

We should not deceive ourselves talking about  white collar jobs, which are not available. These windows of opportunities from  the  Federal School of Agric are limitless.

The lecturers are experts in the various types of Agriculture.

It is up to you to make the best use of this gesture.

Earlier, the  Caretaker  Chairman of the Council, Prince Kunle Adeuga had said youths are the leaders of tomorrow,  who should be guided on how to become better individuals.

At Odigbo local government area, the Commissioner said government wants  youths to become self-employed.

   He said advanced countries of the world encourage youths to be entrepreneurs.

Ogunleye advised them to protect government facilities provided for them.

Caretaker Chairman of the Council, Mr. Akinlade Biodun told the youths to  key into the opportunities being provided by the government.

  In his contributions, His Highness, Oloja Akinbomi, Oloja of Olu Constain, who represented  the Orunja of Odigbo advised the youths to have faith in  the government of Arakunrin Akeredolu, which he said has  good intention to develop the youths.

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At the two council areas,  representatives of the Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, Ondo State AgriBusiness Empowerment Center (ODSAEC) and National Orientation Agency delivered papers on the various opportunities in their establishments.

A major component of the programme featured question and answer session, where the youths were given opportunity to ask questions about what they did not understand in the papers presented by the resource persons.

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