The social media has been abuzz over the empowerment of 250 youths in Imo State by the Federal government on rabbit farming.
The programme is the second phase of the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) empowerment scheme for young farmers in the area of rabbit breeding and rearing.
Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma while performing the official take off of the empowerment and handover of the Imo State office of the NALDA on Okigwe road Owerri, lauded the Presidency and said the programmes is aimed at empowering youths and growing the economy.
Governor Uzodimma maintained that the most effective way to ensure sustained socio- economic development in a state is to engage youths in productive ventures that will guarantee their meaningful employment.
He said that the programme will guarantee food security, empower youths and reduce restiveness among other benefits, pointing out that “engaging 774,000 youths across the nation would stimulate huge economic growth.”
The Governor urged the beneficiaries to take the business seriously, and assured that government has provided enabling environment for them, including being their primary off-takers, ready to purchase whatever they produce.
Since the programme was flagged off, Imolites have taken to the social media to express their views on the programmme.
Tonwa Chibuzo wrote : Imo Youth’s are good enough for Okebekee(Rabbit) farming jobs,while the Politicians kids gets NNPC, CBN jobs
Nwamkpa Modestus: Pls ignore the Rabit nonsense. It is a cheap blackmail just to divert attention from the mother of all road flag off 2moro
Emeka Iwuala: Soon IMO state will be engulfed by rabbits as our beloved governor launches rabbits empowerment scheme . IMO is indeed in the part of development………
Ukachukwu Igboamusi :My governor, Catfish farm would have been better than Rabbit
Evangelist Bright Eluagu : My Governor, Imolites need something better
Nwadike Chikezie:RABBIT RATRATTLE SNAKE
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