African youths have been charged to make the most of the trendy practices in agriculture to enhance their livelihood.
This name was made by the deputy director technical providers, Oyo state agricultural improvement program (OYSADEP) Ibadan, Dr Sosina Adedayo, through the fifth convocation ceremony of the noble Esep Le Berger University, Cotonou held lately.
In his lecture titled, “Modern agricultural practices; panacea to joblessness and poverty reduction in Africa”, the visitor lecturer implored youths to be involved with being job creators and never simply job seekers, thereby contributing to the financial improvement of the nation. According to him, this could solely be achieved by way of their energetic involvement within the obtainable huge areas of agriculture.
Amongst others, the varied enterprise alternatives begging for the eye of significant buyers and youths embody poultry manufacturing, cane rat or grass cutter manufacturing, dairy manufacturing (milk manufacturing from sheep, goat and cows), turkey manufacturing, native chook manufacturing, swine manufacturing. These and much more are gold mines able to be tapped to prosperity and financial splendor.
The agriculturist additional intimated the youths on the usage of informatics and precision agriculture, hydroponics and aquaponics know-how, software of chemical compounds, herbicides, pesticides and epidemics management of pests and illnesses utilizing drones are a few of the technological means put in place to effectively help youths who intend venturing into agricultural enterprise.
Meanwhile, the excessive level of the convocation ceremony was the award of excellence to some college students who’ve distinguished themselves of their research. The recipients of the awards embody Rex Chidera Obiwuru as the general greatest scholar from the Department of Politics and International Relations, Simeon Ike (greatest in Accounting division), Grace Egbuta (greatest in Business Administration division), and Joel Shittu (greatest in Computer Science division). Others are, Oluwatosin Adepoju (greatest in Mass Communication division), Grace Adefila (greatest in Human Resource Management), Moyosore Olanrewaju (greatest in Economics division) and Christianah Dada (greatest in Public Administration division).
Giving his valedictory speech on behalf of the graduating college students, Rex Chidera Obiwuru acknowledged the college educational workers for the data impacted in them and most significantly for making him the cynosure of all eyes. He due to this fact, urged all of the college lecturers to proceed with their good work of breeding sound and optimistic minds that may sometime engender the specified and optimistic transformation that our society yearns for.
Some dignitaries current on the occasion had been former speaker and in addition lawmaker representing Yola South constituency, Hon. Kabiru Mijinwa, the Founder/Proprietor of the establishment, Germain Ganlonon, the Registrar, Charles Ijisakin, the Academic Director, Gbenga Akande, Deans of Faculties, and heads of departments amongst others.