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Boosting Agricultural Skills in Nigeria’s South-West Region

The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) and Arajek Multi Services Ltd have teamed up to provide specialized training aimed at improving farming techniques for maize, plantain, and oil palm cultivation in Oyo State. This initiative will see 100 farmers from each state undergo intensive training.

Kicking off on Monday at the Federal College Of Animal Health and Production Technology (FCAH&PT) in Ibadan, the workshop will wrap up today. Mr. Rahman Idris, Chairman of Arajek Multi Services Ltd, highlighted the vital role of agriculture in the nation’s economy during his inaugural speech. He indicated that between 65 to 75 percent of Nigerians engage in agricultural practices.

Emphasizing the abundant fertile lands Nigeria boasts from North to South and West to East, Mr. Idris encouraged attendees to make the most of the workshop by actively engaging with the facilitators.

He commended the NAQS team for their invaluable technical support and contributions to the success of this initiative.

Professor Adeboye Omole, the coordinator of the training, emphasized the importance of discipline and urged attendees to participate actively. He appreciated both the Federal Government and NAQS for focusing on equipping youths and women with necessary agricultural skills and lauded Honourable Kolapo Osunsanya, the chairman of Arajek Multi Services Limited, for making the training possible.

Representing Dr. Vincent Isegbe, the Comptroller General of NAQS, Mrs. Bello Hadijat Jumoke welcomed participants, stressing the significance of the knowledge they will acquire. She expressed hope that the training will lead to tangible improvements in agricultural practices in the region.