Agriculture: Zamfara youths to get land, N100Mn support

The Zamfara government says it will provide 3,000 hectares of land and sink N100 million into agricultural revival schemes to attract youths into the sector.

Alhaji Bello Matawalle, said that the scheme would create jobs and guard against indolence and criminality among the youths.

He said that government would bring in experts to train the youths in various farming skills and provide them with land, farm implements, improved seeds and capital to start off a “revolution” in the agricultural sector.

“At the end of each farming season, the government will also ensure that there is a ready market for the products,” he explained.

On security, Matawalle expressed happiness that armed banditry and other crimes were reducing, adding that government was making adequate arrangements for peaceful coexistence among the people.

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