FG EXPECTS OVER 500,000 JOBS FROM CASHEW PRODUCTION

Written by on December 7, 2020

THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT HAS SAID IT WILL HARNESS THE CASHEW VALUE CHAIN TO GENERATE OVER 500,000 JOBS FOR NIGERIANS UNEMPLOYED YOUTH.

THE PERMANENT SECRETARY IN THE MINISTRY, DR. ABDULKADIR MU’AZU, SAID THIS WOULD FURTHER IMPROVE THE ECONOMY.

MU’AZU STATED THIS AT A TWO-DAY NATIONAL CASHEW STAKEHOLDERS’ MEETING AND FARMERS’ FIELD DAY IN ZARIA, KADUNA STATE ON FRIDAY.

REPRESENTED AT THE OCCASION BY THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR IN THE MINISTRY, MR BERNAND CHUKWUEMEKA, THE PERMANENT SECRETARY SAID CASHEW VALUE CHAIN WAS AMONG THE TOP PRIORITY COMMODITY VALUE CHAINS BEING PROMOTED BY THE MINISTRY.

HE SAID THE PROMOTION OF THE COMMODITY BY THE MINISTRY WAS DUE TO THE CASHEW’S ENORMOUS POTENTIALS FOR EMPLOYMENT GENERATION FOR THE YOUTH AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS.


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