Oke-Ogun Youths launch Green Revolution to tackle Unemployment.
Oke Ogun Youth Association has announced the launch of its Green Revolution Scheme to tackle unemployment in the region .
According to the press release signed by the Project Coordinator, Bola Olalere, “ Oke Ogun Green Revolution is an initiative of Oke-Ogun Youths Association, aimed at encouraging young people to engage in profitable and commercial agriculture by creating a platform that will make the work easier and interesting to them.
Under the scheme, about 100 interested young farmers shall be organised, trainned and set up in a particular Agric. Business of their choice.
The scheme will involve in both cooperative farming and individual farming and will collaborate with agencies ,government and individual who shares in their vision .
“We have complained enough about underdevelopment of our region without noticing the great resources God had giving us as a people and the potentials to turn our stories around; using our natural resources.”
“Oke Ogun area covers about over 60% of the entire land mass of Oyo state, with fertile land that can grow anything all season without fertilizer. The prosperity of our land now lies in our hand and on our land.” the release stated.
The introductory project of the scheme is in partnership with Niji Farms, Ilero, Oke-Ogun, Oyo State.
“Niji Farms is the biggest cassava grower in Africa with massive facilities to process about 100 tons of cassava daily into Starch, Garri , Flour, Fufu and other products.”
“Gracefully, the Chairman of Niji Group has agreed to partner with the association in training and engaging members of the association in cassava cultivation with the assistance from the CBN anchor Borrowers program.”
“500 acres of land have been acquired in Ipapo, Itesiwaju local Government for the first phase of this project.” The statement reads .
The scheme is open to Youths from OkeOgun area of Oyo State only. Interested members can log in to; www.okeogungreenrevolution.com for details.
FOR : OKE- OGUN YOUTH ASSOCIATION
Bola Olalere (08028816867)