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By Ifeoma Aniagbado :

The Anambra State Ministry of Youth Development would partner with the Ministry of Agriculture in the second phase of the 1 Youth 2 Skills Program.

The commissioner for Youth Development, Mr. Patrick Agha Mba, visited the Ministry of Agriculture to discuss the modalities for incorporating Agricultural training into the 1Youth 2 Skills Program.

The Commissioner who was accompanied by some of his team said that the statistics of youth in the state is 65 percent, pointing out the need to involve them in agricultural development.

He emphasized the importance of involving the youths who are residing in rural areas in the state youth empowerment program, especially in agricultural fields.

The Commissioner further explained that partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture would boost Agricultural development and close the existing gaps in the youth empowerment program.

Responding, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Forster Ihejiofor welcomed the team and promised to partner with the Ministry of Youth Development in order to achieve state government agenda of food security for Ndi Anambra.

He pointed out that the ministry has several areas that will benefit the Youths who reside both in rural and urban areas, adding that his ministry would provide agricultural programs that are sustainable and profitable.

The commissioner who noted that agriculture is the bedrock of livelihood said that one can engage in amplified production within a small space as well as vertical production to produce large quantities of agricultural products.

*Ifeoma is of the Ministry of Information, Anambra State


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