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Food Inflation: FG to create 5 to 10 million jobs for youths in the agricultural sector – Shettima 




Vice President Kashim Shettima has said that the federal government is working to create about 5 to 10 million jobs in the agricultural sector to tackle food inflation in the country.  

Shettima shared this information on Tuesday during a two-day high-level strategic meeting on climate change, food systems and resource mobilization held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. 

The vice president noted that the government will invest in the agricultural sector, making it attractive enough for the teeming youth population in the country.  

Shettima also revealed that the federal government is working alongside the CBN to finance the agricultural value chain in the country.  

In addition, he said the Tinubu administration is also collaborating “with mechanization companies to clear more forests and make them available for farming.”  

Also speaking at the event, the National Coordinator of NEPAD, Mrs Gloria Akobundu, praised President Tinubu for his efforts towards making Nigeria a great nation.   

Akobundu said NEPAD decided to convene the stakeholders’ forum to strengthen smallholder farmers in Nigeria as a way of addressing the food shortage problem in the country.