We Created Over 1m Jobs For Women, Youths In Katsina – Masari
Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari has stated that his administration has created over one million short-term and long-term jobs, mostly for women and youths since 2015 till date.
He revealed this on Saturday at the launch of a 600-hectares Date Palm planting campaign at Ajiwa town in Batagarawa Local Government Area of the state, stating that over N13 billion has so far been generated as income to agricultural entrepreneurs in the state.
Masari further stated that his administration was committed to deploying modern means of agriculture to ensure increased productivity and continuous support to farmers and enhance surplus production to close the gap of food shortages created by banditry in some areas of the state.
He urged the National Association of Date Farmers, Processors, and Marketers of Nigeria (NADAFPAM) to properly sensitise financial institutions, especially the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) regarding the importance and financial benefits of date planting.
“In order to actualise the 600 hectares targeted across the 34 LGAs of the state and ensure the participation of small and medium-scale farmers who constitute 80 per cent of state farming population, there is the need for development partners to come in,” he said.