By Dahiru Hassan – Lafia
The Nigeria incentive Based Risk Sharing system for Agricultural Lending, NIRSAL is to Empower four thousand youths in various Agricultural programme in the next year’s farming season across Nasarawa State.
Director Technical of NIRSAL Baba jide Arowosafe stated during an assessment visit to project site in Doma local government area of the State.
Speaking during the Assessment visit, the Technical Director NIRSAL Baba jide Arowosafe said the Agency has already acquired one thousand hectares of land for the cultivation of sesame seed, but currently operating on four hundred hectares of land.
Reaffirming the Commitment of NIRSAL to expand the scope of the farming projects to other local government areas of the State to engage more youths in Agriculture, Baba jide solicited government support and the host Community to enable them achieve the set target in the next year’s farming season.
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State said the State has a fertile land suitable for both raining and dry season farming, urging youths to key into the Agricultural programme to become self reliant.
Appreciating NIRSAL for their intervention geared towards creating job to unemployed teaming youths across the Country through Agriculture, governor Sule noted that he has dream of making some youths from poor background to attain their full potentials in life.
The governor advise youths in the state to take full advantage of the programme to engaging in farming.
One of the Leaders of the farmers Usman Mohammed enumerated some challenges confronting their members and called for government urgent attention.
On his part, the ANDOMA of Doma Alhaji Ahmadu Aliyu Onawo Commended the Nasarawa State government and the NIRSAL for the Agricultural initiave aimed at addressing youths relativeness in the society.