The Founder of the Gobir Organization Foundation Waziri Yakubu Gobir has acquired two Tractors, 300 hectares of farmland and other farm inputs for farmers in Kwara State.
A statement by the director of information and strategies, Mr Charles Olufemi Folayan,at the weekend, following the inauguration of project committee for the Gobir Farmers Support Project last week, which also features the presentation of the two brand new tractors and other farm inputs purchased by Waziri Yakubu Gobir, said the committee comprises of members of Agriculture Union in Kwara State, the Kwara Youth Stakeholders Forum, Agriculture Experts and Community leaders.
He said, the committee would begin full implementation of the project with the existing Farmers in the state immediately after the expiration of the lock down, imposed by the Government as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The committee would also commence registration of interested young farmers (Gobir Young Farmers) across the State, to participate in the Gobir Smart Farms Project, initiated by the Founder Waziri Yakubu Gobir as one of his efforts at reducing unemployment in the State.
He said the Gobir Smart Farm Project is aimed at supporting Young Farmers with incentives needed to practice world class agriculture in a conducive environment. And also to make available opportunities for them to access local and international markets for their products.
He urged the youth to embrace this initiative and build their economic strength in line with the economic realities of the country and the Diversification programs of the Federal Government.