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The National Youth Council of Nigeria in a conference organized by the Directorate of Agriculture on Friday 9th February, 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Charles De Great Nigeria Limited for the empowerment of youths on agricultural production.

The conference was also an avenue for the Directorate to unveil its agricultural activities and announce the official partnership with an agro and energy company, Charles De Great Nigeria Ltd.

The Secretary, NYCN's Agric Directorate, Mr. Uchechukwu Ogbonna said that the partnership with Charles De Great would enable NYCN to facilitate massive grassroots employment and empowerment of youths in agriculture across the States of the federation.

Mr. Ogbonna also said the partnership would help reduce the incessant rural-urban migration of youths from their communities. Other benefits of the partnership, according to him, include facilitation of infrastructure like roads, water and electricity to the host communities where the agric programmes are stationed.