Yero Pledges To Transform Agriculture, Fight Unemployment In Kaduna
DISTURBED by the growing youth unemployment in the country, Kaduna State Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero has said that his administration plans to sustain its efforts towards creating massive job opportunities for youths and women through the ongoing Agriculture Transformation Programme in the state.
Yero spoke during the campaign tour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship train in Ikara Local Government Area, where the governor said that as part of his administration efforts at improving the agriculture value chain process, the state government has reopened of the Ikara Food Processing Company owned by the state.
The company had remained closed for over two decades.
Yero said: “We are committed to improving the agriculture sector to provide opportunities for our teaming unemployed youths in the value chain process. That is why we are happy that the Ikara Food Processing Company has been reopened,because it will reduce idleness and restiveness in this area.”
According to him, Ikara community has benefited a lot from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) especially under his administration, saying that with the revival of the tomato company, distribution of subsidised fertilizers to farmers and completion of the Soba-Ikara road, the council would further be transformed.
In his address, the chairman of Ikara Local Government Area, Mr. Sekiru Kantoma, said the PDP made gains in the area with the recent cross-carpeting of several members of the opposition to its fold.He assured PDP victory in the council in the forthcoming general elections.
The PDP campaign train moved to Chikun Local Government Council, where Yero also pledged government’s readiness towards providing more basic infrastructures to the people.
The governor recalled that the present administration in the state has completed several major projects initiated in the last four years among which are the fourth Kaduna Bridge and Kudenda Road network.
Yero also pledged to complete all ongoing projects in the area, just as he reaffirmed that no project has been abandoned by the present administration.
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