Mr Kabiru Ibrahim, the National President,(AFAN) has appealed to Nigerian youths to embrace agriculture and use ICT to drive it....
Ibrahim made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja.
He said that in the past, people used to think agriculture was a dirty job, “it has gone beyond that, there so many new technologies used to make farm work easy’’.
According to him, if youths with the knowledge of ICT will get involved in agriculture then the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will grow.
“What we have is almost subsistence but if young people will go into it, they do it very well and take it to a new level where it will be purely business.
“There are so many opportunities in agriculture that ICT can use to drive agriculture forward and take us to the next level.’’
According to him, some Nigerians youths have taken into agriculture compared to what it used to be but there is still need for more participation.
“My advice to the youths is that they should embrace agriculture. I started agriculture in my 40s and I have no regret whatsoever.
“Am encouraging our youths to get into agriculture, especially today where a lot of them are being deceived into taking arms against the society.’’
Ibrahim said that it was easier to get a job with agriculture than white collar job where there would be crowd wanting to join any organisation such as the CBN, Civil Defense, Immigration.