NAF Empowers Youths On Fish Farming In Lagos

On Wednesday, the Nigerian Airforce Base in Lagos trained 100 barracks youths in fish farming in other to curb unemployment, criminality in the country.

Reports stated that the Base Youths Empowerment Through Agriculture (BYETA) was established by the Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Toyin Suarau, at the Sam Ethnam NAF Base, Ikeja

Air Vice-Marshal Nnamdi Ekeh, Head of NAF Lagos Logistics Commanded stated that the initiative was focused on empowering youths socially and economically.

“The programme is also aimed at promoting agriculture and self-sufficiency among the youths,” he added.

Addressing the beneficiaries, Suarau said the programme was in line with the vision of the state government on food security and job creation.

“The state development plan for agriculture is to move the present local food production from 18 percent to 25 percent of the state food demand by 2025,” he said.

In his welcome address, the Commander, 651 Base Service Group, NAF, Musbau Olatunji, said he hoped the training would encourage the youths to empower themselves through fish farming.

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