Lagos State Government refocusing attention of its teeming youth on modern agriculture.
Written by News Room on March 21, 2022
The Lagos State Government says it is refocusing the attention of its teeming youth on modern agriculture, a veritable part of the economy.
The Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, said this on Friday in Ikeja, during the final stage of the Start Them Early Programme (STEP) Schools Agri-Competition.
The agri-competition is in collaboration with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Innovation Youth in Agriculture (I-Youth) Project.
Adefisayo, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr Abayomi Abolaji, said that government would harness the opportunities derived in modern forms of agriculture, as it educates the youth on its importance.
The commissioner who said that over the years, government at different levels, particularly at the federal level, had always been touting the need to go back to agriculture, noted that it was not just to have food sustainability, but to also see it as a means, or another path to diversification.