Ogun monarch urges youths, others to embrace agriculture
The Chairman of the Ogun State Council of Obas and Paramount ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Gbadewole Olugbenle, has made a passionate appeal to Youths, and indeed other strata of the Nigerian Society to embrace agriculture as “a profitable enterprise and a means of self-esteem in the face of unavailable white collar jobs”
Oba Olugbenle, who is the Olu of Ilaro, said embracing agriculture by the youths at all levels of education, graduate and unskilled, would reduce crime and criminality in the society.
Playing Host to the Poultry Association Of Nigeria (PAN) in his Palace in Ilaro as part of activities to mark the “World Egg Day” over the Weekend, the Successful Estate Valuer turned Monarch urged government to “strengthen the already available infrastructure, policy and tools to encourage the Youths in this patriotic and rewarding enterprise”.
“Poultry business is a viable business that brings about good returns and profits on daily basis when compared to office job many young graduates are after today. It’s a venture that can guarantee one thousand and one jobs, for our youths, both graduates and non-graduates,” the Monarch emphasized.
Rooting for the return of marketing Board to mop-up glut and stabilise the farmers among sundry advantages, Oba Olugbenle assured that Nigeria economy would be reflated once again with “genuine diversification and dedicated return to the soil”, recalling that ” the exploits of Papa Awolowo in Education and other interventions were made possible through the proceeds from investment in Agriculture,” at the courtesy visit where he was decorated as “Egg Ambassador.”