by Adelola Amihere
Chairman and Founder, CONTEC Global, Dr Benoy Berry has called on Nigerian youth to take the front seat inA�Nigeria’s economic developmentA�through engaging inA�agricultureA�so as to return Nigeria to the glorious era of cocoa and groundnut pyramid boom.
Berry stated this whenA�the President of the Nigeria Youth Congress, (NYC),A�Dr Yakubu Shendam led members of the Congress and the Nigerian Representative of the African Union (AU) on Youth Matters, Dr. John Tunji AsaoluA� on aA� facility tour of CONTEC Global Agro Limited (CGAL), a subsidiary of CONTEC Global,
According to him, althoughA� the company has huge amount of socioeconomic responsibilitiesA� the onus lied with the youth in using the companya��s various softwares on the AfriOne smart devices and tablets to better their lives.
A�The Chairman was also honoured by the NYCA�withA� the award of Champion of Youth Empowerment for his bold investment in organic farming through the deployment of science and ICT across the six geopolitical zones for food security.
While presenting the award, the NYC President, called on the Federal Government, state governors and the private sector to team up with the company in its drive to return Nigeria to food security through organic farming using latest biological solutions and cutting edge technology.
Applauding the advocate of Nigeria’s organic farming for empowering Nigerian youths through setting up the AfriOne smart handset with various applications in Africa, Shendam said NYC will take the campaign of organic farming across the nooks and crannies of Nigeria to stimulate youths’ interest in organic farming.
He said: “We are interested in keying into this agriculture revolution, I call on governments and other stakeholders to key in as this is the only way that we can create jobs for our youths as the company is helping to develop our agriculture.
“We are surprised to know that there are tissue culture and organic facilities here in Abuja that can eliminate carcinogenic properties from crops thereby reducing the health challenges associated with imported chemical fertilizers
“While some businessmen are busy importing fake chemicals from abroad, here you have the remedy through organic fertilizer to keep our health in sound condition. If you will continue to do this our country and Africa will be safe and there will be enough food for everyone. We therefore bestow on you the Champion of Youth Empowermenta�?.