The Federal Government on Sunday stated through the National Agricultural Land Development Authority, NALDA that it had commenced the process of reviving its 300 hectares of farmland in Gombe State and would therefore engage 400 youths under it National Young Farmers Scheme.
In a statement issued in Abuja, the Executive Secretary, NALDA, Paul Ikonne said that his agency was working in collaboration with the Federal College of Horticulture Dadin, Kowa, Gombe State. He disclosed that the said college had also donated 100 hectares of land to the authority as part of its partnership with NALDA to boost the agricultural sector in Nigeria.
According to Ikonne, the 400 youths being engaged in the state would be empowered to carryout dry season farming. He added that NALDA would work with the college to create jobs for young people in the sector.
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The 300 hectares of land, which had been abandoned over a period of time, would be reactivated as directed by the President, Muhammadu Buhari.
The NALDA boss was optimistic that the revival of the abandoned farmland and the facilities there put to use, it will help the country as it strives to ensure food security.