About 5000 women and youths to benefit from BOA empowerment schemes in Kaduna
About 5,000 women and youth in are set to benefit from an empowerment programme by the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) and Phairah Agro Ventures Ltd in kaduna
This was disclosed by the Managing Director, Bank of Agriculture (BOA), Kabir Adamu during the flag off of the programme on Saturday in Kaduna.
The MD said, the programme, which is between the Bank and Phairah Agro Ventures Ltd., will deliver the empowerment programmes to targeted beneficiaries through its branch offices, with terms and conditions.
Speaking throughh the Director, Legal Services, BOA, Haruna Babaji, said the collaboration targets only youth and women in agriculture with the aim to uplift them from poverty.“So far, over the years, we have so many collaboration; we are in about 45 collaborations within states, local governments, NGOs, Federal and State Governments,” he explained.
In his vote of thanks, the Chairman of Phairah Agro Ventures, Sani Sha’aban said that the programme would enable every beneficiary who wishes to establish poultry business, to have a starting point of establishing the business.
He attributed the ongoing criminal activities in nooks and crannies of various parts of the country to idleness and lack of jobs by the teeming youth. Sha’aban advised the beneficiaries to utilize the opportunity judiciously.“There is one secret in life, whatever you take to be serious and you adhere to it religiously, you will have no doubt but to attain excellent shining progress and success in that endeavor,” he said.