The Kwara State Governor, His Excellency, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said that the state would set aside 500 hectares of land to key into the Federal Government’s National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) initiative.
Governor AbdulRazaq said this while speaking with journalists after his meeting with the Executive Secretary/CEO of NALDA, Prince Paul Ikonne, in Abuja.
Governor AbdulRazaq said the 500 hectares would serve as a pilot program in three local governments, afterwards, the programme would be implemented in the entire state.
He said the target was to bring youths, both graduates into agriculture and make them understand that agriculture is beneficial.
“We are here to key into the Federal Government agricultural programme. It is an ideal programme to kickstart a massive agricultural programme for youth employment. This is an important programme which we need to key into, and we can’t just wait. Since the Federal Government has made the announcement, we had to rush forward. I am happy that Kwara will be the first for the pilot programme.