Coordinator of FADAMA III Additional Financing (AF) Programme in Plateau, Gideon Dandam has promised sufficient supervision of the implementation of FADAMA Graduate Unemployed Youths and Women Scheme (GUYS) programme.
In a statement by issued in Abuja on Thursday by Nankap Domshep, the Communication Officer of FADAMA in the state, Dandam said that different measures would be adopted in the monitoring exercise.
He said that the FADAMA GUYS programme was initiated by the World Bank to reduce poverty and create employment for graduates, youths and women, adding that it would improve the wellbeing of the beneficiaries.
Dandam commended the World Bank Task Team Leader on FADAMA, Dr Adetunji Oredipe, and the National Project Coordinator of FADAMA, Mr Tayo Adewumi, for making the programme a success.
He said that prominent personalities such as the Emir of Kanam, Alhaji Mu’azu Babangida, local government chairmen as well as members of Plateau House of Assembly Committee on Agriculture attended the opening and closing ceremonies of the training programme.
“The training captured every farming activity and it was very interesting.
“Therefore, they are going out of the training more equipped and better informed than ever,’’ Dandam said.
Earlier, the Provost, College of Forestry, Jos, Mrs Victoria Joshua, said that the institution was privileged to host the training.
She said that the institution learnt many things from the training, particularly how to prepare business plans.
Joshua said that the aspect was so interesting, adding that she was sure that the trainees would carry out practical analyses of the enterprises they would set up.
She, however, urged the beneficiaries to embark on lawful projects that could enhance their standard of living.
Mr Bude Samuel, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, thanked the World Bank and the Federal Government for giving them the opportunity to participate in the training.