Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: OONI PARTNERS BOI, GROUP TO TRAIN 150 YOUTHS ON AGRIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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Friday, 30 September 2016

OONI PARTNERS BOI, GROUP TO TRAIN 150 YOUTHS ON AGRIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi(Ojaja II) is not relenting in his visionary strive for the socio-economic liberation of the Nigerian youth ....





 No fewer than 150 youths would be getting an intensive one month agro-processing training in a partnership arrangement with the Bank of Industry(BOI) ‎and ‎Hephzibar Network the Youth Development NGO appointed by the foremost monarch to organize the maiden edition of Ife Youth Agroprenuership Summit(IYAS) slated for 6th October 2016 at Ile-Ife.



Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Ooni's Chief Press Secretary Comrade Moses Olafare‎, explained that promoting agro-processing would address the menace of poverty and staggering unemployment challenges in Nigeria.

While noting that the partnership was one of the drives of Ooni to aid Nigeria's growth, he called for improvement of agricultural policies.

"With several areas of support and budgeting from the government at all levels, and donor agencies both locally and internationally, farmers would have the chance to earn much more with a bit of extra effort. 

In order to achieve the benefits of agro-processing, it is importan‎t to improve the agricultural policy of the country. It is also vital to attract adequate budgeting, not only in the form of donations, but also regular business investments. This can be done through a proper investment policy of government.

The productive use of technologies by the grassroot youth should be maximally encouraged as this would increase the speed and quality of the process. There is still much to be done in this area. 

The important thing to remember is that once grassroot farmers and their government understand the importance of agro-processing development, the entire society will start moving towards a brighter tomorrow that is free of poverty, and of course hunger and unemployment will be drastically reduced."‎ Comrade Olafare said.

The Head of Osun Bureau of  BOI, Emmanuel Ojowuro, ‎said  BOI would be offering loan to some of the participants who have bankable agricultural ideas.

He explained that the partnership was not only to provide fund but to also support skill development among youths in the area of agriculture.

"This is a development oriented programme for the youths. We are not to just finance but participate in the development of youths. ‎We are partnering from the beginning to the end. 

We will be financing some of the participants who have bankable ideas at 9 per cent interest rate per annum. But if an arrangement between us and the Ooni crystalises, it may not be more than five per cent per annum. We have different kind of scheme that the participants can benefit from." Ojowuro said.

Chief Executive Officer of Hephzibar Network, Mr. Olamide Awosunle, noted that the participants were ‎limited to 150 to ensure effectiveness.

"It is a project in favour of the youths and the nation. Limiting the participants to 150 is to ensure effectiveness. Awosunle stated.


He added that the Summit for this year would be focused on Cassava Processing, Maize Processing, Aquaculture and Fish processing, Mushroom Cultivation, Plantain Processing, Agribusiness Start-Up and Development, Insight on Exportation of Local Products, and NAFDAC Registration Procedure among others.



WOW!!!..Ooni with a vision for the youth...BEAUTIFUL!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good man.


I have to go and check on my daily dose of sister Nkechi. Stella, see wetin you cause! Thunder..

Port Harcourt's Finest said...

This Oni has vision. Young, smart and inspirational. We need more leaders like this in our country.

Chike Anumba said...

This is what you see when a young blood is on the throne and not the likes of that old fulani dead brain maggot and Co.
Old man retire, he will say no and be wishing young Obama happy retirement in advance.
No matter how you dress Aboki with suit, he must still be Aboki in coat.
"BiafraExit"

Chike Anumba said...

This is what you see when a young blood is on the throne and not the likes of that old fulani dead brain maggot and Co.
Old man retire, he will say no and be wishing young Obama happy retirement in advance.
No matter how you dress Aboki with suit, he must still be Aboki in coat.
"BiafraExit"

nzube izuu said...

Great news.

Starjoy said...

My love for Ooni has top up ⬆ good one

One trillion said...

End time partnership

TosinKate said...

Really Nice. This Humble king has vision for his people and the country at large. God bless him real good. I just pray help come my way in this new of October....... God send destiny helper....my Laboratory analysis is still pending....I need job!

Anonymous said...

How does one become one of the 150 participants, I am highly interested Stella

Joy Nwigwe said...

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Lala said...

Stella, are you looking for chieftancy from Ife?

Cynthia Iyede said...

This is how it should be. Nice one oba Enitan. Ki fila pe lori, ki bata pe le se.

Anonymous said...

Tribalism will limit your progress in life. Stop eeeet.

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