President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday urged agencies involved in agriculture to ensure greater participation of youth in farming.
Buhari, according to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made the call during the launch of the National Young Farmers Scheme in Abuja.
The scheme is designed by the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) to spur youth interest in farming.
The president said agriculture remained the backbone of the Nigerian economy and the largest contributor to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
He assured the youth that his administration would create an enabling environment for their full participation in farming.
The president said: “We will do more to expand, modernize and revolutionize our agriculture, which is our most important asset.