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July 25, 2024
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FG Urges Graduates to Unlock Potential in Agriculture,  Pledges Agric Loan

The federal government has pledged to approve loans to graduates willing to unlock their potential in the agriculture and mining sectors of the nation’s economy in different parts of the country.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu disclosed this at the 7th and 8th convocation ceremonies of the Federal University Dutsin-ma in Katsina State, with 4,365  graduating students from the institution, while 112 graduated with First-Class (honors) degree, and 1,131 secured various second-class degrees.

Represented by Professor Abdulkarim Sabo Muhammad, the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Dutse, President Tinubu said the graduating students need to use the character and knowledge they acquire in the university for nation-building.

The President said he looks forward to the young people exploring and seizing the opportunity embedded in the renewed hope agenda of his administration, aimed at repositioning Nigeria as a leading nation in Africa.

According to him, the government is working hard to unlock the potentials in the agriculture and mining sectors of the economy to provide loans for graduates who are willing to go into agriculture.”

“In this regard, the government has mandated the National Universities Commission (NUC) to develop a blueprint through the new core curriculum minimum academic standard that will respond promptly to the rapidly changing skill needs in the labor market. 

“Such efforts should identify new strategic initiatives in skill development and training that will facilitate effective collaborations between universities and employers of labor. It will also improve long-term opportunities and aspirations of educated young people to obtain higher-value entrepreneur-related careers.”

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