Youths to earn N10, 000 monthly under new agric scheme, Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has unveiled a new agriculture scheme under which participants, mostly youths, will earn N10, 000 monthly, in what he called a major employment drive.

Tagged the Oyo State Agricultural Revolution Programme, the governor said that the programme would commence by next month with training for the beneficiaries in Awe Farm Settlement.

The governor disclosed this while addressing traders and artisans who converged on the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan, to honour him with “the great visionary leader’’ award while Mrs. Florence Ajimobi was conferred with the “Woman of noble character’’ award.

Ajimobi stressed that the selected youths would be paid N10, 000 monthly for the duration of the training, after which they would be assisted with the needed input to start their businesses.

Ajimobi also announced a fresh N100m loan for traders and artisans in the state, in addition to the N880m disbursed to members of the association in the past. He promised that the government would continue to assist them through regular disbursement of revolving loans as part of his administration’s agenda to rejig the economy of the state.

The event was attended by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji; Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi; Eleruwa of Eruwa, Oba Samuel Adegbola; Chief Kola Daisi; Olusola Sanu and members of Ibadan Elders’ Forum.

He recalled that a revolving loan of N350 million was disbursed by his government to seven professional associations in 2014 at N50 million per association, adding that a total of 7,000 traders and artisans benefitted from the loan at N50, 000 per person.

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