the state has concluded plans to engage over 20,000 youths in agriculture.
Oloruntoba made this known on Thursday in Lokoja when members of the agriculture Core Delivery Teams (CDT) from Kaduna and Benue states visited him.
The team is on a three-day learning visit to Kogi under the State Partnership for Agriculture (SPA) programme.
engaging youths in agriculture is part of measures to arrest youth unemployment in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the visit was organised by Synergos Nigeria, with support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) for the CDT.
It was also supported by Agriculture Vision Group (AVG) and Agriculture Innovation Group (AIG) members from the states.
The team, while in the state, will understudy the SPA operations, government investments in the value chain and identify key value chain crops.
The commissioner maintained that the surest path to employment generation was agriculture, adding that the state government had embarked on the clearing 500 to 1,000 hectares in each
of the 21 local government areas.
“The crime we face is as a result of unemployment and the feasible window out of it is agriculture”, he said.