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Youth congress backs organic farming for food security


The Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC) has urged government to embrace organic farming, using latest biological solutions and cutting edge technology.

The NYC President, Dr. Shedam Yakubu, said this in Abuja, while conferring the Chairman of Contec Global Agro Ltd., Dr. Berry with the Champion of Youth Empowerment award.

He applauded Berry for empowering Nigerian youths through the AfriOne smart handset.

Yakubu said NYC would stimulate youths’ interest in organic farming. He said: “We are interested in keying into this agriculture revolution. I call on governments and other stakeholders to also key into it. This is the only way we can create jobs for our youths.

“We are surprised to know that there are tissue culture and organic facilities here in Abuja, which can eliminate carcinogenic properties from crops, thereby reducing health challenges associated with imported chemical fertilisers. 

“While some businessmen are busy importing fake chemicals from abroad, here, you have the remedy through organic fertiliser, to keep our health in sound condition.”

Dr. Berry acceded to NYC’s request to host Nigeria’s first youth summit on the use of technology and modern farming methods, to drive food security, as done in China and India.

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