ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE federal government is set to flag off its Graduate Farmers’ Scheme on Thursday as part of its determination to provide food security and ensure jobs for Nigerians.
Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, is scheduled to launch the exercise at Kampe Irrigation Scheme (Ejiba), Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State.
The government in June signed an agreement with the Songhai Nigeria Farmson Graduate Employment Scheme/Farm Settlement Schemes.
The scheme would be located in each of the 109 Senatorial District.
They will enhance the ability of the River Basin Development Authorities (RBDAs) to package their water services with the provision of complementary basic rural infrastructure which would improve agriculture and food security.
According to the Director of River Basin Operations and Inspection of the ministry, Dr Musa Ibrahim, the project is anchored by the Lower Niger Basin Development Authority.
He called on other River Basins to take a cue from the flag off as this would be replicated in all the twelve RBDAs across the country.
This laudable initiative will without doubt support the vision and objectives of the present administration’s drive for food security and job creation.
– CAJ News