Omotola Fawehinmi, initiator of Youth Empowerment, has encouraged Nigerians to consider proactive farming as a solution to the current food insecurity in the country.
According to him, “Agriculture is the way to go in tackling the challenge of food security as it would create jobs amongst the youths, and above all serve as a good revenue earner for the country.”
Making this disclosure in his office during one of his meetings on Youth Empowerment, he noted that agriculture is the only sector that can bring the citizens out of the present economic situation.
“As an entrepreneur who has diversified his business into Real Estate, ICT and agriculture, I have been empowering youths as a way of creating job opportunities, and in turn making them to be self-sufficient across the country “.
He added that, “I believe that apart from food security, youths should go into farming to create employment for themselves.”
Speaking on what to expect as the World Food Day is around the corner, precisely on October 16, 2021, Fawehinmi said, “As it is the ritual each year, this year’s World event will not be different despite the global challenge of the pandemic”.
He explained that the World Food Day is an international day celebrated every year worldwide to commemorate the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture.
He said the special day is marked widely by many organisations concerned with hunger and food security.
Fawehinmi stressed that sincere diversification of the economy to agriculture will reduce the poverty rate across the country, and exuded confidence that agriculture, being the backbone of Africa’s economic development goals will be a sure way of achieving massive food security, and at the same time contribute to the stoppage of hunger and famine among Nigerians.