Senator Empowers Youths in Ibadan
About 100 youths drawn from Oyo South Senatorial District are currently under group empowerment training organized by Senator Kola Balogun representing Oyo South Federal Constituency.
In her welcome address, Executive Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, I.A.R &T, Professor Veronica Obatelu said the empowerment training programme was timely in view of the national clamour for diversification into agriculture.
Professor Obatelu who said the institute possesses the resources to boost agricultural production commended the senator for giving back to his constituency.
In a remark, Senator, Oyo South Senatorial District, Mr. Kola Balogun said the program was needful in view of the prevailing poverty ratio in the country.
Senator Balogun who said he had moved motions on the upgrading of Ibadan Airport and the stoppage of medical tourism for public office holders, noted that electricity was critical to agricultural projects in the country.
The event which was held at the Institute of Agriculture Research and Training saw some participants pledging to make judicious use of the training for their economic emancipation.
Equipments distributed at the program include; cutlass, wheelbarrow, fish rearing tank, fertilizer, maize, yam seed, among others.