NYSC to support policy on self sustainability,food security in Nigeria

By Oluwaseun Sonde

The Director General of National Youths Service Corp (NYSC), Brigadier General Shu’aibu Ibrahim has expressed his desire to provide a purposeful leadership that will give fillip to employability of youth Corps Members and engage them in viable projects that will support the Federal Government’s policy of self sustainability and food security in the country.

He made this known at the outcome of a virtual meeting on Wednesday, between NYSC Management and the Management of Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI) to partner in order to boost agricultural production and guarantee food security in Nigeria.

The Executive Director of ARMTI, Dr. Olufemi Oladunni in company of Management Officials of the Institute deliberated on the modalities to be employed for the training of Corps Members and NYSC Agric Officers/Farm Managers in contemporary best practices in the sphere of Agriculture.

Dr. Oladunni explained that ARMTI through this partnership would accelerate food production in the Country through the use of NYSC Farms located in different parts of the country as demonstration farms, for practical training of host Communities, as well as relevant institutions.

The meeting had in attendance the Director, Ventures Management, Mrs Ann Ngozi Ibe, Director, Special Duties, Mr James Afolayan and few other officers of the Scheme.

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