Boosting Agriculture in Rivers underway

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An investment firm, Globetrot property has promised to employ over 1,000 jobless youths in Rivers State. The founder of the firm, Bill Kenneth, who disclosed this during the official launch of the investment platform called ‘Vestpay’ in Port Harcourt, said the initiative called farm sponsor, would make it very easy for farmers to get access to farm products and for farmers to grow birds with easy connects to selling the products directly to supermarkets, thereby making farming business very profitable and attractive for youths.

While noting that the company has one of the biggest farms in the state, Kenneth said through its agricultural initiative, the jobs will be created for the teeming youths and students in tertiary institutions in Rivers and Lagos states, with access to loans to offset their outstanding fees.
 
He said: “Our farms is actually one of the biggest in Rivers State. So, our target for employment in Rivers State alone is about a thousand over a period of one year. We are creating both direct and indirect jobs.

“We believe in impact-driven services in the sense that we do things that affect the life of the common man directly or indirectly… We have been doing that for the past three years now. So, Vestpay coming on board, we are also targeting the youths to help them save for the future. The loan aspect we are coming out with is different from what you see elsewhere. This one is impact-driven.”

Kenneth who highlighted the features of the App, said through the vestpay platform, customers would have easy interface with farmers and carry out financial transactions.”







Source: The Guardian

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