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Unemployment: FCT Perm Sec. Urges Youths To Go Into Agriculture

In an effort to reduce unemployment as well as create sustainable means of livelihood for young people in the nation’s capital and Nigeria at large , the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has urged youths to go into agricultural farming.

Speaking on behalf of the administration, the Permanent Secretary of the FCTA, Mr. Olusade Adesola gave the urged during the distinguished excellence award organise to wrap up the 2021 Youth International Day Conference held on Friday,3rd September,2021 at the NAF Conference Centre, Abuja.

He hinted that, their diverse potentials disposition and the fact that they constitute the greater percentage of the work force and as such contributes the highest quota to the Gross Domestic Product(GDP) have already given them enormous advantage.

Adesola who further used the occasion to enjoin stakeholders and particiants to come up with robust and far-reaching programmes and policies that will go a long way to impact positively on the living standard of the youths, stressed that doing this, will serve as a recipe for crime reduction.

He explained that the FCT Administration on its part, has over the years been partnering with relevant Agencies to provide employment opportunities, training and empowerment for teeming youths in the Federal Capital Territory. Hetherefore, appealed to the youth to ensure they remain productive, diligent, resourceful and law abiding.

He, however, assured the youth that government would continue to engage and interact with them on regular basis, thanked the organizers for bestowing on him Award of Excellence for his contributions to humanity over the years.

Earlier, the President of the Nigerian Youth Congress, Mr. Blessing Akinlosotu said that Nigerian youths have been known to be hardworking, intelligent and resourceful. Hetherefore, implored the Government to create the enabling environment for young people to excel in their chosen careers and also contribute their quota towards the growth and development of the country.

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