According to The Oyo State FADAMA Project Coordinator, Mr Nath Olayinka had stated that N226, 854, 186.88 was spent on Graduate Unemployed Youth Support (GUYS) programme of various agricultural enterprises in the state.
Mr. Olayinka,disclosed this at a sensitisation programme held for the GUYS beneficiaries in Ibadan, noted that about 252 youths in the state has benefitted from the FADAMA Graduate GUYS programmes.
He further stated that the project was jointly funded by the World Bank, Federal Government and Oyo State Government through counterpart funding to empower graduates , who specialised in fish farming, yam, maize and cassava farming, among others.
According to him, 94 graduates participated for cassava and maize farming, and received N814,815 each.
“We have 37 in fishery, who received N1,021,262.50 each, two for maize (N804,599.5), one beneficiary for Tomato, Pepper and vegetable received N996, 329 and two for yam (N727,378).
“Large and small ruminants farmers about five received N873,950 and N923,300 respectively, 22 in Piggery (N1,044,862.5), 1 in Snairy (N664,740), three in Extension Services (N874,740), among others,’’ Olayinka explained.
He said that the money was paid directly into the beneficiaries bank accounts.
Olayinka urged the beneficiaries to take a good advantage of the gesture, particularly in a society with large number of unemployed people.
He equally advised them to take advantage of the insurance policy packaged with the programme to minimize any form of loss on their farm.