Osun Youths Benefit From FADAMA Training
With the successful completion of two weeks intensive training programme organised to support and empower the unemployed graduate youths and women across the Federation tagged FADAMA “GUYS” TRAINING at the Weekend, 284 unemployed Osun graduates have benefited from the training exercise..
This was revealed by the Fadama State of Osun Coordinator,Dr Adebowale Adediji at Oladele Ajose Lecture Theatre,Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile Ife during the official closure of the Two Weeks Fadama 111 unemployed Youth and Women support Training .
According to him,the training was organised simultaneously across all the States in Nigeria including the Federal Capital territory,Abuja by the Federal Government of Nigeria in collaboration with World Bank through FADAMA 111 project in order to support unemployed youth and women that show great interest in agriculture to reduce unemployment rate and boost food production in the country.
Dr Adediji applauded the 284 beneficiaries of the training programme in the State of Osun for their good conduct during the training and well prepared business plan that will qualify them for supportive grant.
While he charged the participants to use the knowledge acquired in the training towards expanding agriculture business, Dr Adediji also assured them that the next line of action that will follow the training is disbursement of grant to trainees based on the possible practicability of their business plan
The Fadama boss also used the occasion to admonish the youths to embrace “Omoluabi” ethos preached by the Government of the State by showing honesty and sincerity in all their doings.
He urged all the potential beneficiaries of the grant to make judicious use of it when collected. He added that the enabling environment created by the Governor of the State of Osun ,Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola opened the opportunity door for farmers to benefit immensely from all available programmes.
Dr Adediji then promised that more youths would be empowered through Fadama project and he appreciated God, Osun Government,Obafemi Awolowo University Community and all the participants for the success of the training programme.
Also speaking,the out going Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture,Obafemi Awolowo University,Prof Adeagbo Alani Amusan appreciated World Bank and Government of the State of Osun for supporting agriculture in order to ensure abundant food production as to secure continuity of human existence.
Professor Amusan disclosed that Osun stands out among the States in the South West being the only State where only one higher institution(OAU) was allowed to handle the training.
While he assured the trainees of OAU Faculty of Agriculture willingness to assist,Prof Amusan also appealed to the trainees to feel free to request for any assistance that can help them achieve their business plan from OAU.
Speaking on behalf of the participants,Mr Ajibola Olatunji Ibrahim from Irewole Local Government area of the State of Osun described the training as interesting,full of practical, highly educative and handled with best professional hands.
Mr Ajibola noted that they are being called “unemployed Osun youth ” before the training but after the training the slogan changed to “Fortunate Osun Youth” .
He however appreciated Osun Government,OAU lecturers and Fadama for making the training a pathfinder for them.