Youth empowerment: Nigerian lawmaker to help constituents with rabbit farming

Youth empowerment: Nigerian lawmaker to help constituents with rabbit farming

- More Nigerians would soon go into rabbit farming if a lawmaker fulfils his promise

- According to Tunji Ajuloopin of Kwara state, the rearing of the animal will be good for his constituents

- He said the empowered people will be able to make living from the business

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A lawmaker in Nigeria has turned to rabbit farming in the quest to empower the people of his constituents.

The lawmaker Tunji Ajuloopin is a member representing Ekiti/Isin/Irepodun/Oke-ero federal constituency of Kwara, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

According to him, rabbit farming would be an ideal empowerment programme for unemployed youths in the constituency.

“I want to do this as empowerment programme for my people, a lot of them do not have job and they can start from this and it can help them eke a living."
Youth empowerment: Nigerian lawmaker to help constituents with rabbit farming
Tunji Ajuloopin has sought partnership with Rabbit Farmers Association in a bid to empower some unemployed constituents. Photo: NAN
Source: UGC

Leader of the rabbit association, Abdulrahman Femi, said students in the constituency should also be encouraged to go into rabbit farming to help support their parents.

According to him, they will be self-sufficient within one or two years.

Going further, he revealed that rabbits urine and excreta are useful to farmers because they are organic manure that could be sprayed on vegetable for pesticides

He added that there was a ready-made market for rabbits in the country because the animal is in high demand especially among those who do not eat beef.

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Meanwhile, had reported that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta said his administration’s determination to empower youths in the state with skills is targeted at building a stronger Delta.

He stated this on Monday, December 21 at the official handing-out of starter-packs to 2019/2020 Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) and Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) beneficiaries in the state capital, Asaba.

A statement from the Delta state government quoted Okowa as saying his administration remained committed to ensuring that more youths and women in the state were gainfully empowered in 2021.

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