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Agro-Forestry Project To Create Mass Employment In Ogun

An agro-forestry and forest landscape restoration project will soon take-off in Ogun to create employment opportunities for the youths in the state.

The state Commissioner for Forestry, Mr. Kolawole Lawal, told newsmen in Abeokuta at the weekend, that the project was aimed at opening agric business opportunities for the teeming unemployed youths in the state.

He said that the state government would sensitise the occupants of the proposed communities where the projects would be situated on the benefits accruable to them.

“The project will be beneficial to settlers of the affected communities, as it will provide job opportunities for the teeming unemployed youths.

“Besides, the project will reduce climate change and enhance food security in the state,” the commissioner said.

It would be recalled that Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun, had last December, led a delegation from the state to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris, France.

The delegation had also seized the opportunity afforded it then to hold multilateral talks with officials of Lafarge Holcim and other investors on forest landscape restoration project.

Decroix commended the state government on the initiative, which he said, would be the envy of all, when completed.

He stressed the need for the sensitisation of the occupants of the affected communities in line with global best practices.

According to him, there is also the need for satellite mapping, which will supply information on the environment and soil.