Osinbajo lauds Olam Agri’s seeds for future foundation, education grant

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President, Professor Yomi Osinbajo has commended the launch of the Seeds for the Future Foundation in Nigeria and the unveiling of an educational grant for first-year students in public tertiary institutions by Olam Agri which is aimed at strengthening opportunities for farmers and communities along its value chain.

Professor Osinbajo described the company’s investments in the agricultural sector as pivotal to the sustenance of the federal government agricultural revolution saying its impact and achievements in the country over the years is justified by the National Productivity Order of Merit Award it received earlier in the year, which recognised Olam Agri’s rising importance to the Nigerian economy.

At the launched at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja at the weekend, the company said the Seeds for the Future Foundation will focus on four key social action pillars including supporting farms and farmers to strengthen local wheat production; enabling wider education and skills development for young people; empowering women in farming communities; and promoting health and nutrition across the country.

Country Head for Olam Agri in Nigeria, Ashish Pande said “Olam Agri is committed to supporting activities that have a direct and positive impact on farmers and their communities in Nigeria. The launch of The Seeds for the Future Foundation strengthens our focus on improving the livelihoods of farmers, communities, women and young people, as well as the development of the agricultural sector.

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