AWKA- The Anambra State Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, Prof. Theresa Obiekezie, has advised youths in Anambra State to key into the state government’s agricultural revolution by accessing loan facilities made available by the Federal Government.
Obiekezie spoke while she received a delegation from All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Anambra State, Youth Wing in her office.
She said youths in agriculture could overcome financial challenges by obtaining ongoing federal government’s loans, which was being disbursed through the Anambra State Small Business Agency (ASBA).
While describing agriculture as one of the economic pillars of the present administration, she said her Ministry had initiated various empowerment intervention programmes in various sectors to liberate youths from want and hunger.
Obiekezie said government would partner associations such as AFAN to positively engage youths to be productive in the agricultural sector for food sufficiency and economic sustainability.
The State Youth Leader of the association, Mr. Chisom Onugha, said they were in her office to introduce their programmes that they would be delighted to collaborate with affected Ministries.
Onugha drew the attention of the commissioner to their planned youth stakeholders summit and mini agric show with the theme: “Re- Engineering Youth Engagement in Agricultural Practices and Farming in Anambra State.’’
He was accompanied by the administrative secretary of the group Mr. Chinedu Udoh and treasurer Chima Rapuluchukwu.
They decorated the commissioner as one of their patrons.