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Wife of IG Egbetokun says collaboration with IAR&T to complement President Tinubu’s agenda on food security, to train Ibadan women on agriculture
From: CEOAFRICA REPORTER: Boluwatife Oparinde
Fri, 24 May 2024   ||   Nigeria,

Wife of the Inspector General of Police and National President of Police Officers Wives Association (POWA), Dr. Mrs Elizabeth Egbetokun has disclosed that the Young Women in Agriculture (YWA) initiative to train women on agriculture is to “complement the initiative of the first lady of the nation, Senator Oluremi Tinubu and to enhance the initiative of President Tinubu on food nutrition and security in Nigeria.”

During a one-day working visit to the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T) on Wednesday, Egbetokun told CEOAFRICA that the purpose of the visit is to witness the readiness of the institute to collaborate with POWA and the Read and Earn Federation for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO REF) on building capacity and enhancing the economic value of Nigerian women in the area of agriculture.

This collaboration, she said, will enhance the agenda of President Bola Tinubu on ensuring food security and availability in Nigeria.

Speaking at the IAR&T hall in company of delegates of POWA, she furthered that furthered that “the reason we are here is to collaborate with IART and UNESCO Ref. We hope that by this collaboration, we will reduce the hunger to zero or lesser one before the end of 2030.”

Disclosing that she is already training about sixty women in agriculture, the POWA President assured that some women will be picked from Ibadan, Oyo State to join the training at a low cost.

She earlier expressed her excitement to be at the institute, explaining that their visit is “part of my concerted efforts as National Advocate of Young Women in Agriculture.”


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