A member of the Nigerian Youth Parliament, Adetayo Adekunle, on Thursday paid a courtesy visit on the Chairman of Oluyole Local Government of Oyo State, Adeleke James Adekunle where he made case for the setting up of a special school for cocoa in the council.
Adekunle said establishing the institution would enable youths to acquire hands on knowledge of cocoa production and the business opportunities in the sector.
The youth parliamentarian was originally on an advocacy visit to the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, but was received by the Council Boss himself a youth where they both shared ideas on youth empowerment as well as overall matters bothering on the development of the council.
Adekunle charged the institute on the imperative of youth empowerment through agriculture and the need to abide by the local content principle of indigenous quota in the employment of qualified youths by the Institute and for CRIN to have certificate awarding status.
Responding, acting Executive Director of Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Dr. Olubamiwa thanked his visitors and assured them that all requests will be looked into while seeking his visitors’ support in some critical areas.