Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has urged youths in the state to take advantage of his administration’s agricultural drive to develop themselves and the state.
The Governor stated this during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CSS Integrated Farms Limited for the training of farmers in the state.
In s statement by his Acting Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Alabrah, Diri said the aim of the partnership with the private sector is to realise the agricultural potential of the state.
He urged the youths to shun all forms of social and political vices and put themselves forward to be trained in the agricultural sector in order to be self-reliant, saying that interested Bayelsans would not only be trained in different areas of agriculture but will also be engaged by the state to put the knowledge acquired to work.
He said the State under his watch has been waiting for the day when youths are fully skilled and put their talent to use for the benefits of the State. We have He said Bayelsa is rich in oil and gas and other natural resources also have a lot of land areas for agriculture with a comparative advantage in rice, plantain, fisheries and cassava. Gov Diri disclosed that the MoU is to train the unemployed youths and so that they become employers of labour and create wealth in the land.