Redacted article courtesy of – The Guardian
Initiator, Youths Empowerment in Nigeria, Omotola Fawehinmi, has said agriculture remains a strong pillar in the efforts to solve food security challenges, create jobs for Nigerian youths and increase government revenue at all levels.
A report says one out of three Nigerian youths are currently unemployed and agriculture has been identified as a viable sector to reduce the rate of unemployment in the country.
A third of the 69.7 million-strong labour force in Africa’s most-populous nation either did nothing or worked for less than 20 hours a week, making them unemployed. Another 15.9 million work less than 40 hours a week, making them underemployed.
Link to full article: https://guardian.ng/features/fawehinmi-advocates-more-investment-in-agriculture/