The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the Federal Ministry of Agriculture has announced 300,000 jobs will be created in Plateau State, through its Agriculture Mechanisation Scheme.
The Minister for Agriculture, Mr Sabo Nanono disclosed this on Friday, February 21, when Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong visited his office in Abuja.
In a statement released by Dr Makut Machan, Director of Press and Public Affairs to Governor Lalong said the scheme would be in partnership with Plateau govt.
According to the minister, the new agricultural programme to operate in 632 local government areas across the country will create over Six million jobs for Nigerians.
The minister further applauded Lalong for his passion in the agricultural sector and his role in the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP)
Making his remarks, Lalong said his administration was committed to developing the potential of the agriculture sector in Plateau.
He said the visit was to explore opportunities through the federal government’s new schemes in the sector.
NAN reports that the governor also visited President Buhari, where he appealed for the upgrade of the Institute of Geosciences to a Federal Institute, the establishment of a federal polytechnic in the state and intervention in the construction of roads among other requests