ABEOKUTA – One of the Federal government N-Power beneficiaries from Ogun State, Miss Taiwo Oluwaseun Disu, has been selected alongside two others to represent Nigeria in Feldafing, Germany at the Exposure seminar on Business Development Services in the Agricultural sector.
Miss Disu, an Ogun state N-Power Agro Youth Volunteer Class 2016, while visiting the Ogun State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo in Abeokuta on Wednesday, thanked the State and Federal governments, as well as the organisers of the competition- GIZ Green Innovation Centre, for the opportunity, pledging to make the best use of the international exposure.
The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo, while receiving Miss Disu, in her office, at Okemosan, Abeokuta, commended her for making the State proud, enjoining other participants in the N-Power Programme, especially the Agro Youth Volunteers, to avail themselves of the business opportunity in agriculture, to become employers of labour.
Miss Taiwo Oluwaseun Disu, from Odeda Local Government Area of the State, was one of the sixty candidates that participated in the qualifying N-Power Youth Essay Writing Competition, organised to select young rural entrepreneurs, based on the skills they had acquired during their N-Power trainings.
While speaking, the State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo, commended Miss Disu for making the State proud, enjoining other participants in the N-Power Programme, especially the Agro Youth Volunteers, to avail themselves of the business opportunity in agriculture, to become employers of labour.
In another development, the State government has said its has empowered over 257 girls in the state.
The state government through the Ogun State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, in collaboration with the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) and Action Health Incorporated (AHI), said the empowerment was part of the skills acquisition programme of the state.
According to a press statement signed the Press Officer, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Stella Olasode, the beneficiaries, after the completion of their training in various areas, such as hairdressing, soap making, fashion designing among others, were given starter kits, to enable them utilize effectively, skills acquired at the empowerment programme.
Olasode stated that, 60 children, comprising of 24 boys and 34 girls, many of whom were motherless, abandoned and found wandering around, in need of protection, were equally catered for by the Ministry.
Meanwhile, the Ministry has taken step at ensuring that students in the State, join hands with government, to kick against fake products through the establishment of Standard Clubs in Schools and Colleges.
The Ministry, during a meeting with the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), at the Agency’s office in Sango-Ota, said this measure would enable students to differentiate between quality and sub-standard products.