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  • Updated: February 13, 2024

Food inflation: FG to create 10million jobs

Food inflation: FG to create 10million jobs

Vice President Kashim Shettima has revealed that the federal government is working to create about 5 to 10 million jobs in the agricultural sector to tackle food inflation in the country. 

Shettima made this known on Tuesday during a two-day high-level strategic meeting on climate change, food systems and resource mobilization held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The vice president noted that the government will invest in the agricultural sector, making it attractive enough for the teeming youth population in the country. 

“The government will make agriculture attractive for our teeming youth population to create between 5 to 10 million more jobs for them within the agriculture value chain, working with the current 500,000 hectares of arable land and the several hundreds of thousands more farmlands to be developed in the medium term.  

“These efforts are part of the federal government’s bid to actualize the “UN-Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development Goals 2 of “Zero Hunger” and African Union Agenda 2063, which aims to transform Africa into a global powerhouse of the future,” he said. 

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