Association urges youths to embrace agriculture


 Mr Noble Adaelu, National President, Concerned Youth Empowerment Association of Nigeria (TCYEAN), has urged Nigerian youths to embrace agriculture as a means of transforming the country's economy.
Adaelu made this call in a statement which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday.
The statement also quoted Adaelu as saying; "since the youth comprises 70 per cent of Nigeria’s active population, they should use their workforce to transform Nigeria and build a strong economy.
"It is our belief that through the provision of abundant food materials useful for medical and prophylactic products, we can build a strong economy for sustainable development in the country.
"To help build a strong economy, support the value of Naira and reduce much dependence on imported food items, it is good to diversify the economy through agriculture by producing enough food from our farm produce," he said.
Adaelu urged government at levels to encourage youths to embrace farming in order to solve the problem of unemployment among the youths.
According to him, agricultural product such as maize and unripe plantain among others could be used into finished products.
"Unripe plantain contained a balance diet that consist carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins and minerals, which cures stroke and diabetes.
"It richness in potassium makes it heart friendly by preventing heart attack and hypertension through controlling heart rate and blood pressure in our body and cell.
"To help solve these illnesses, we want to use unripe plantain to produce bread and other baked products for healthy and daily consumption in the country," he added.
``We are organising training on Aug. 25 for interested youths, who wish to use unripe plantain to produce bread, meat pile, fish roll, cake, egg roll, dough nut amount others.
``This I believe would create thousands of jobs and help to address youth’s restiveness and unemployment in the country.
"This will create gainful employment for the youths in the country by reducing the load of unemployment as many hands will be employed,’’ he added.
He, therefore, encouraged the youths to avail themselves of the golden opportunity to be employed.

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