The Executive Director, Foundation for peace, Hope and Conflict Management, Rev. Fr. Professor Anthony Bature, has
said that agriculture remains a veritable means of eradicating poverty and ending food insufficiency in any nation.
Charging Nigerian youths to take advantage of the modern agricultural practices to improve their livelihood, unemployment, he believed would not only be reduced but will also boost wealth creation.
Bature who made this known at a workshop organized by the Foundation on how the youths who are going about seeking for white collar jobs can take advantage of modern agricultural technologies, also beckoned at youths to desist from shifting blames by making use of the available God’s gift which he identified as land to better their lives.
Affirming that modern farming would “make our youths to be self-reliant and not wait for government jobs,”
he urged them to “rise up and use their strength to be useful to the society by cultivating land for farming”
Wondering why the youths have continued to go about complaining of lack of jobs, he called on them to “stop complaining that there are no jobs in Nigeria” stating that “God has given us natural gifts ” which according to him is the abundant lands spread all over the country .
Bature went further to list low economic growth performance, crime and violence, weak governance, ill health among others as factors presently posing threats to young men and women in the country, stating that taking advantage of modern agriculture would help to address the vices presently confronting the nation.