Osun youths newly trained in agricultural production returned to Nigeria at the weekend with a promise to create a huge impact in the agriculture and general food production sector of the country.
The youths who were sponsored to Germany by the state government, gave the assurance on their return to Osogbo after their two months trip abroad.
The youths, numbering 20, were received by officials of the Osun Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Youth Engagement at the Muritala International Airport, Ikeja Lagos.
It would be recalled that the state government had previously in 2013 sponsored 20 youths to Germany on the need to acquire knowledge in modern agricultural practices with greater impacts in various aspects of agriculture in the state.
This initiative was part of the state’s resolve to banish hunger, enhance wealth through massive increase in food production and agriculture as well as providing assistance and support to farmers in finding and exploiting profitable agricultural practices.
However, in his remarks, the leader of the youths, Adebayo Waheed Adekunle, who described the initiative as timely, necessary and a wise intervention, said the team was ready to bring about the development needed in agriculture.
Adekunle said every member of the team was also ready to translate the experiences they gathered in the course of the training to effect greater agricultural production.