Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade has promised to build youths capacity in agribusiness.
He spoke at the Agricultural Training and Business Farms in Abuja where indigenes would be trained in modern farming and agripreneurship.
Ayade pledged partnership with CSS Global Integrated Farms in line with his administration’s agro-revolution.
He said: “I am overwhelmed by this gigantic agricultural institution. The facilities are world-class…
“The technical knowledge and 21st century farm experience that our youths need to drive, enhance and maximize the benefits of Green Money can be acquired in this farm.
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We believe our future lies in agriculture; it is the only guaranteed way to achieve food sufficiency, mass employment and revenue earnings….”
Chairman of CSS Global Integrated Farms Dr John Opara said Ayade was a man with a clear but rare vision to reverse the fortunes of Nigeria through innovative agriculture.
Opara extolled Ayade’s ‘inspirational leadership’, saying the governor was laying a solid foundation for generations unborn. “I can see the kind of future Ayade intends for Cross River State.
His passion for humanity has got him thinking even beyond the present into generations ahead. Ayade is not only thinking of today’s Cross River, but also tomorrow’s. And it is only strategic that he is assiduously investing in the future of youths…”