Edo Gov’t to Prioritise Agricultural Development in 2023

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The Edo State Government has disclosed plans to make the agriculture, health services and technology sectors a priority in 2023. It will build the capacity of youths in the state to find quality jobs in these sectors.

The Governor of the state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, noted that the state government’s job creation drive will be boosted with the state’s cassava-to-ethanol initiative, Edo State Oil Palm Programme (ESOPP) and other agricultural programmes.

“Quite a number of jobs are currently being created from several opportunities in the State’s agricultural sector, such as the Edo State Oil Palm Programme (ESOPP), our cassava to ethanol initiatives, forestry plantations and also in poultry production. These and many more areas will contribute significantly to our Gross Domestic Product.

“This year we will continue our emphasis in building the capacity of our young population to find quality jobs in areas like agriculture, health services and technology. Hence the Edo State College of Agriculture, Iguoriakhi will take in its first set of students before September this year, while the Edo State School of Health Technology will be rebuilt to meet global standards just like we did with our school of Nursing Sciences,” he said.

 

Lucy Offoboche