Jos, Nigeria: The Management Committee Chairman of Plateau State’s Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, Barr. Ezekiel Mandyau has sought the partnership of a West African nongovernmental organization, Leventis Foundation for local agricultural development.
Barkin Ladi has some of the best agricultural potentials in Nigeria, but lacks adequate financing to harness them, Mandyau said, Thursday during a courtesy call to the Foundation’s headquarters in Abuja.
Worse still, recent armed attacks, Mandyau said have impoverished many farmers thus weakening their food production capacity.
The Foundation’s partnership according to him will encourage the farmers to rebuild and grow government revenue.
Mandyau sought the support of more partners, state and independent for the infrastructural development of the conflict-hit LGA.
He however craved for forgiveness and reconciliation as pathway to lasting peace in the locality.
Officials of the Leventis Foundation assured of their partnership for the general growth of humanity.
Leventis Foundation Nigeria was established in 1988 to take over and expand the work the “Nigeria Advisory Panel” of the A. G. Leventis Foundation (www.leventisfoundation.org), which had been active since 1979. In support of the Federal Programme with its emphasis on self-sufficiency in food production, the Foundation took a major policy decision in 1986 by choosing as its main goal the training of young farmers in modern agricultural methods.
The Foundation supports and finances ad-hoc but strategic initiatives that can improve agricultural education and training towards a sustainable development of the agriculture and rural sector of the economy in West Africa.