Sensitizing Nigerian youth on the opportunities in agribusiness

ENABLE-TAAT is conducting sensitization programs at 11 National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) Orientation Camps in Nigeria.

Nigeria’s NYSC scheme is a one-year mandatory program for graduates in Nigeria established in 1973 to reconstruct, reconcile, and rebuild the country after the Nigerian Civil War. The purpose of the scheme is primarily to inculcate in Nigerian youth the spirit of selfless service to the community, and to emphasize the spirit of oneness and brotherhood of all Nigerians, irrespective of cultural or social background.

The aim of the sensitization program conducted by ENABLE-TAAT compact is to help graduate youth to see and experience greater opportunities in agriculture that can aid income generation and develop the skills they need to succeed in this sector.

ENABLE-TAAT compact is implemented by the Youth in Agribusiness unit of IITA.  The compact is standing by its mandate to equip the youth with modern agricultural technologies in nine commodity value chains, while offering them the opportunity to become self-employed and employers of labor.

The ongoing sensitization effort has reached more than 4000 youth in Oyo, Osun, Ogun and Lagos states, with many youth showing interest to participate in free trainings conducted by ENABLE-TAAT. Registrants will have the opportunity to be linked with credit facilities for agribusiness establishment after they have completed their training.

In the coming weeks, the compact will be taking the agribusiness advocacy to the East, North and Southern part of Nigeria.

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