A Bill that will enable the federal
government to attract unemployed youths into mechanized agriculture is being
planned, NaijaAgroNet reports.
According to information gathered by NaijaAgroNet, Alhaji Abdulsamat
Dasuki, member-elect of the House of Representatives (APC-Sokoto) on Sunday
promised to initiate a bill that would attract unemployed youths into
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto which was
monitored by NaijaAgroNet, Dasuki
stated that such legislation would ensure the availability of modern farming
inputs at government controlled rates across the country.
He further disclosed that the youth
would be actively engaged in the system to enable them to contribute towards
the nation’s socio-economic and political growth.
Dasuki, who will be representing Tambuwal/Kebbe Federal Constituency, said
that federal and state governments will be encouraged to set up colleges of
agriculture to train the youth and women in mechanised farming.
He said that the introduction of mechanised agriculture NaijaAgroNet learnt, will guarantee
food security and discourage food importation.