The Ondo State Government will tomorrow commence a week-long intensive training for about 300 newly-engaged young graduates under its Pro-farmer and Agro-preneurs Sustainable Scheme (PASS).
Giving the overview of the training programme, the Chairman of the State Wealth Creation Agency (WECA) Mrs. Bolanle Olafunmiloye, said the scheme was an initiative of the Agency to expose the potential agro-preneurs to both theoretical and practical aspect of agriculture and agric-business.
Olafunmiloye, according to a release, said they would be trained in agricultural skills such as introduction and processing of broilers, layer and egg production, fish farming and sericulture.
She added that the programme, with initial 280 beneficiaries, would see others trained in keeping of livestock such as pigs, goats, rabbits and cattle, honey production as well as cultivation of arable crops.
She said at the end of the training programme the trainees would have acquired entrepreneurship skills and knowledge in Marketing Strategy, Accounting, Bookkeeping, Business plan and Proposal Writing, ICT and Social Media for agriculture among others.
According to her, the objective of the government is to increase food production, reduce poverty, generate employment to teeming unemployed graduates, and promote skill acquisition and wealth creation through agriculture.
The training programme will be declared open by the State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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