Two Corp Members Get 2million Each To Start Agribusiness

Two Corp Members Get 2million Each To Start Agribusiness.

Worried by the high rate of unemployed youths in Nigeria, the Nigerian Stored Products Research
Institute (NSPRI)has supported two members of Nigeria Youth Service Corps in kwara state with N2M each to start up their own Agribusiness, assuring that any corper with l promising proposal will also be supported.

The Executive Director of NSPRI, Dr (Mrs) Patricia Pessu said this at the Institute in Ilorin on Tuesday at the Capacity building programme for Corp members on, Value Addition of Agricultural commodities in kwara state organized by NSPRI.

She noted that with the reducing number of jobs opportunities by both the federal, state governments and private sectors coupled with the dwindling revenue from oil sectors,calls for diversification of the economy, stressing that agriculture is the viable option to diversify economy.

Pessu also said that ,”there are various components of Agriculture that are yet to be fully explored especially the post harvest value chain which young Nigerians can tap into.Post harvest value chain due
to its less drudgery offers more attractive activities involving handling, storage,transportation and
marketing for youths”

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