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  • News - North West - Zamfara
  • Updated: June 17, 2024

CBN collaborates RIFAN to support youth in rice production 

CBN collaborates RIFAN to support youth in rice production 

Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, RIFAN in collaboration with Zamfara State government plans to support 10,000 youths in rice production in the state.

This initiative was disclosed on Sunday evening in Gusau by the Commissioner of Youth and Sports, Tasiu Musa Shinkafi, through the ministry’s information officer, Suleiman Aliyu.

He said, "The state government, through the Ministry of Youth in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria and Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, plans to engage ten thousand youths in rice production,” said Shinkafi.

He further explained that after thoroughly analyzing the economic and social benefits of the youth and sports sector, the Zamfara State Government has established a Football Academy to recruit young, talented players for intensive three-month training sessions.

He reiterated that after thoroughly analyzing the economic and social benefits of the youth and sports sector, the Zamfara State Government has established a Football Academy to recruit young, talented players for intensive three-month training sessions.

 This training aims to prepare them to join foreign soccer clubs, with the expectation that the proceeds from their sports engagements will be remitted to the state government in foreign currency,” he added.

The present administration of Governor Dauda Lawal has steadfastly taken on leadership responsibilities with a mission to rescue the state, particularly its youth.

“The present administration has motivated the Commissioner of Youth and Sports Development to rise to the challenges to development in the state,” Shinkafi noted.

“We propose to build an indoor sports hall in each zone to enhance the state’s revenue base,” he added.

He maintained that the proposed development could not be achieved without determination, commitment, and support from the present administration of Governor Dauda Lawal in the state.

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