The Federal Government through the Ministry of Agriculture on Friday announced that 300,000 jobs will be created in Plateau, through its Agriculture Mechanisation Scheme.
The Minister for Agriculture, Mr Sabo Nanono disclosed this when Gov. Simon Lalong visited his office in Abuja.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the minister in a statement by Dr Makut Machan, Director of Press and Public Affairs to Gov. Lalong said the scheme would be in partnership with Plateau govt.
According to the minister, the new agricultural programme to operate in 632 local government areas across the country will create over Six million jobs for Nigerians.
The minister further applauded Lalong for his passion in the agricultural sector and his role in the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP)
Making his remarks, Lalong said his administration was committed to developing the potential of the agriculture sector in Plateau.
He said the visit was to explore opportunities through the federal government’s new schemes in the sector.
NAN reports that the governor also visited President Buhari, where he appealed for the upgrade of the Institute of GeoSciences to a Federal Institute, the establishment of a federal polytechnic in the state and intervention in the construction of roads among other requests