How Lagos State is Empowering 30 Nurses Through Agriculture

How Lagos State is Empowering 30 Nurses Through Agriculture


The Lagos State Government is empowering 30 nurses through the ongoing Youth Empowerment Scheme that will expose youths and students to modern agricultural practices and value chain skills in the post COVID-19 era.


The Lagos tate Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, who was represented by the Director, Administration and Human Resource, Mrs. Yemisi Rosiji, made this known at the opening of a 5-day training in the coconut value chain for student nurses in the State at the Farm Service Centre, Oko-Oba, Agege.

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The Training titled “Integrating Coconut Value Chain into the Entrepreneurship Course for Student Nurses in Lagos State” was a collaborative initiative of Lagos State Coconut Development Authority, LASCODA, and Lagos State College of Nursing, LASCON.

The Commissioner said that the training was a sub-set of the Schools’ Agricultural Programme (SAP) which was conceived in 1989 to support the educational sector in the areas of capacity building and direct intervention and is one of many efforts of Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture on Youth Empowerment Scheme designed to, among other things, expose youths and students to modern agricultural and food value chain skills and methods.

She said, “The aim of the scheme is to empower them with sound practical knowledge in agriculture as a source of additional income to whatever choice of career,”

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The Commissioner said that participants would be trained on modern techniques for coconut oil processing hot and cold press, techniques for coconut flour production, production of coconut snacks such as coconut flakes, chuk-chuk, gurundi, as well as agro-business development skills.

The Provost, Lagos State College of Nursing, Igando, Mrs. Olufunsho Orenuga applauded the State Government for creating the training platform, noting that the concept of entrepreneurship was a ‘new normal’ in the educational sector.

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