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July 25, 2024
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Lagos LG Chairman  to Sponsor 50 Youths for Agric Training Abroad

Chairman, Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State, Wasiu Adesina, has promised to sponsor 50 youths for agricultural training in different countries.

Mr Adesina told journalists on Tuesday in Ikorodu that the trip would be in batches to study different production processes and modern farming techniques.

According to the council boss, the training would bring a lot of positive benefits to the local government, Lagos State and the nation at large.

His words: “My administration is committed to youth empowerment, education, health and infrastructural development. This year, my administration will sponsor 50 youths, including councilors and supervisors, to foreign countries to understudy modern techniques in agriculture.

“They will come back and impart the knowledge to other youths so they can begin careers in agriculture and be employers of labour. It is only by doing this that our youths will escape the scourge of criminality. Training and job creation are a huge impetus for our administration to continue to sponsor youths on overseas training,’’ Mr Adesina said.

He stressed that his administration had taken upon itself the responsibility of sponsoring youths abroad so that they could impart the knowledge gained to others and make them self-reliant.

The council boss said that the selection of beneficiaries would be based on their performance after they had undergone rigorous screening by stakeholders and All Progressive Congress party leaders in the area.

The chairman urged residents to support President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda and policies, adding that the president’s policies were to correct microeconomic distortion and make the nation better.

He further reiterated his commitment to engaging in more developmental projects for the community and its environs to enjoy more dividends of democracy.

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