Wednesday, April 24, 2024

NAQS Tutors Ogun Farmers on Profitable Farming Through Technology

The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), in collaboration with Arajek Multi Services Limited, organized training for over 100 farmers in Ogun State on the use of modern technologies for profitable agricultural practices.

The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), in collaboration with Arajek Multi Services Limited, organized training for over 100 farmers in Ogun State on the use of modern technologies for profitable agricultural practices.

The Comptroller General of NAQS, Dr. Vincent Isegbe, who was represented at the event by the training consultant, Dr. Yemi Popoola, while welcoming participants to the training workshop, urged them to make judicious use of the knowledge acquired during the training.

The training workshop, held at the Skill Acquisition Centre in Oke-Owa, Ijebu-Ode, was organized to put farmers through good agricultural practices of land preparation, planting, weeding, spraying, harvesting, processing, and marketing.

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Mr. Rahman Idris, the Chairman of Arajek Multi Services Ltd., in his welcome speech, appreciates the almighty God for his mercy over the stakeholders of the workshop. He pointed out the importance of agriculture in addressing food security, employment, contribution to gross domestic product, and wealth creation.

He went further to state that almost 65 to 75 percent of Nigerians are engaged in agricultural activities, as he called on the participants to cooperate with the resource persons in order to achieve the set objectives of the workshop, so as not to make the time spent attending the program a wasted one.

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The training consultant, Dr. Yemi Popoola, on his own, appreciated the efforts of the NAQS in taking agriculture to the next level of achievements in Nigeria, adding that the workshop is one of the interventions of the NAQS to give back to society in the area of agricultural empowerment.

Popoola appreciated the facilitator of the project, Honourable Kolapo Osunsanya, for his efforts in making the training workshop a reality, recalling that agriculture was the major foreign exchange earner in the 1960s in Nigeria before the discovery of petroleum.

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