FG committed to diversified economy, manpower development – Hon Olarewaju

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The House of Representative, representing Ido/Osi Moba/llejeme federal constituency, Ekiti State, Hon. Ibrahim Kunle Olarewaju reiterated that the Federal Government is committted to diversifying the economy.

Honourable Olarewaju said, “by the policies and programmes developing our mono-economy to have other sources of income for the country.”

“The Federal Government is looking towards agriculture and everybody seems to be cuing in the programme.”

“Of course we are farmers generally in Nigeria, North, West, East and South and we do know that this kind of agricultural practices will not be sufficient without mechanized agriculture.

“To that extent, the Federal Government by all their programmes and policies import seedlings, implement tractors to aid this decision of government to improve the economy of Nigeria by improved agriculture.

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“We need to build graduates who will be specially trained to repair those things and build new ones.”

“So we need adequate manpower in Nigeria in such a way that those equipment we buy we can improve on them. We can use them to learn and improve on them.”

Talking about his recent motion to establish a specialised agricultural institution in Nigeria, Honourable Olarewaju reiterated that such an institution would ensure adequate manpower for the agricultural sector.

“Unlike other institute, this is degree awarding institute. They award National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma, (HND). A year with in you go for industrial attachment to learn practical farming from establishment; to see the equipment working and bring back method for which it can be improved or repaired.”

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“This is a unique institution, unlike other agricultural institution. It has technology behind.”

“Appreciatively in Nigeria, there are several things we can have, in the North we can have rice, in the South we can have cocoa, in the East we can have palm kernel. We have very good opportunity by God and our youths have no option. What they need is avenue for them to work and have good living.” he concluded.

“Appreciatively in Nigeria, there are several things we can have, in the North we can have rice, in the South we can have cocoa, in the East we can have palm kernel. We have very good opportunity by God and our youths have no option. What they need is avenue for them to work and have good living.” he concluded.

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