Saturday 21st October, 2017
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Dogara urges youths to embrace agriculture

Dogara urges youths to embrace agriculture

The Speaker of the House of Repre­sentatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has urged youths in the country to embrace agri­culture to ensure sustain­able self-reliance.
Dogara made the call while speaking during an empowerment pro­gramme organised by member representing Kwande/Ushongo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Benjamin Wayo (Benue-APC) for his constituents in Adikpo, headquarter of Kwande Local Govern­ment Area of Benue State.
A statement issued by the Senior Special As­sistant to the Speaker on Media and Publicity, Iliya Habila, said the Speaker also urged the youths not to rely solemnly on white collar jobs which were dif­ficult to come by.
He also advised Nigeri­ans to support the current policy of diversification by the federal govern­ment in order to enhance their incomes and boost revenue for development purposes.
“As citizens, we will rally around, engage in gainful ventures that will promote our economy and assume leadership in agriculture rather than just leave it for the older generation and my own generation.
“The corps members that I have seen here, some of them may think they can’t go back to the farm. But there is money in farming; there is dig­nity in labour and some of you may find honour in agriculture”, he said.
The Speaker said the federal government would soon embark on massive infrastructural projects especially roads and power as part of ef­forts aimed at achieving the objective of becom­ing one of the competing economies of the world.

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