The Chairman of the Federal Cooperative Union, Onjefu Obe, has tasked the Federal Government to support the union towards achieving it’s agricultural agenda in its economic diversification efforts.
He said this is because the only enterprise allowed for civil servants is agriculture.
He stated this while speaking to the media during the Cooperatives’ Walk to mark the 2016 International Cooperative Day with the theme: “Power to Add for Sustainable Future.
According to him “We are saying that today is an opportunity for the Federal Government to identify with the federal civil service staff union, because we are very large and constitute the major workforce of the Federal Government.
“The only enterprise we are allowed to do is agriculture; today the only music the Federal Government is singing is agriculture.
“So if the Federal Government will identify with the union, then the opportunity to drive the policy will be well achieved and more employment will be generated as well as there is a great stride in the reduction of poverty.”
He reaffirmed that “This is because a lot of the youths in the streets are children of civil servants and as such if the Federal Government will partner with the union, agriculture will be boosted.”