The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has empowered 600 youths with practical skills in greenhouse farming technology, targeted at propelling them to gainfully venture into the agriculture sector.
The Mandate Secretary for the FCTA Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat, Malam Abubakar Ibrahim, while inaugurating the program said it is in line with the policy thrust of the FCTA predicated on unearthing the abundant potentials of the agriculture sector in the territory.
He said that the agriculture secretariat is committed to positively engaging the teeming population of youths in productive ventures across the various agricultural value chains. Ibrahim noted that the secretariat veered into the Greenhouse crop production in 2020 as a pilot project mainly for demonstration purposes for FCT youths, which has now metamorphosed into a venture with huge commercial benefits.
“This is part of President Muhammadu Buhari call for us the agencies and ministries to lift millions of Nigerians out of poverty. So we are introducing a new technology (Green House farming in the FCT) which is an all-year-round program to encourage our youths and women to venture into the agriculture sector.”