Kogi government to partner CBN on women empowerment

Kogi State Government has reiterated its readiness in partnering the Central Bank of Nigeria to empower women and youths of the state in agriculture.

The Senior Adviser to Kogi State governor on Agriculture, David Apeh who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Emmanuel Idenyin made the statement when he led the state delegation to Ojakpata in Ankpa local government council of the state.

Ojakpata is one of the areas chosen for cassava production.

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According to him, 100 hectares of land would be earmarked for 100 farmers, each farmer for 1 hectare. The area has the highest production of cassava in the state.

The Permanent Secretary said the state government in its quest to make Kogi State an agricultural hub of the nation in cassava production is partnering with the Central Bank of Nigeria to empower women and youth in the state.

Speaking further, the permanent Secretary said the only sector that can empower the populace is agriculture. He said job creation is one of the cardinal point of the administration under the able leadership of Alhaji Yahaya Bello and encourages the people to key into it.

He assured the people that every abandoned project in the past would be completed by this administration emphasising the need for the people to live in peace with each other.

Responding, a community leader Achimi Umaru appreciated the state governor for counting them worthy of the gesture and promised their unalloyed support to APC let the government of Alhaji Yahaya Bello.