The Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says it will develop innovative strategies to enhance agricultural efficiency and productivity in the nation’s capital..
The Secretary of the secretariat, Mr Lawal Geidam, stated this in Abuja, after receiving briefs from different departments in the secretariat on their operations, achievements, and challenges.
Geidam added that the secretary would also educate and equip residents, particularly the youth, with the necessary knowledge and skills to operate agriculture as a viable business.
“By imparting this knowledge, we hope to empower individuals to engage in agriculture as entrepreneurs, fostering economic growth, and creating employment opportunities in the process,” he said.
He, however, emphasised the importance of synergy among the various departments of the secretariat to achieve the desired results.
He explained that the briefs from the different departments have enabled him to have a comprehensive understanding of their roles and functions.
This, he said, would ensure effective coordination and alignment with common goals in line with the agricultural development agenda of President Bola Tinubu-led administration.
He added that the activities of the departments were interconnected, adding that their collective efforts were crucial for enhancing food production.
He also said that the working synergy would also help in transforming the agricultural sector into a significant source of employment and wealth creation for the growing population.
The secretary pointed out that working in isolation would not lead to the desired outcomes and stressed the need for collaboration and cooperation among the departments.