By Amaechi Agbo
The federal government has empowered 20 Nigeria youths with initial take-off grant of N30 million as the Naija Farmer Reality TV Show ends.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Mohammad Sabo Nanono said that the Federal Government through the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) has empowered 20 young Nigerian Farmers with an initial take-off grant of N30 Million, adding that the grant would ensure ease of business as they invest in Agribusiness in the country.
The Naija Farmer Reality show is a youth empowerment project aimed principally to transform unemployed Nigerian youths to employers of labour.
Speaking during the grand finale show held at the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute ( ARMTI), in Apo, Abuja Sunday, the Minister represented by the Director, Animal Husbandry Department, Mrs. Winnie Lai- Solarin, urged the youths to be good Ambassadors and role models to upcoming interested farmers at their various states and communities.
The Minister stated that all participants would receive Seed Capital from Bank of Agriculture (BOA) and other financial institutions to establish Smallholder Agribusiness and also advised the youths to utilize the opportunity provided by the Realty show.