The Federal Government, through the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has said that it will create five million jobs through small-scale agriculture.

The government has also distributed smart farming materials to the beneficiaries of the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture (NAVSA) in Katsina.

This was revealed during the closing ceremony of the five-day empowerment program held yesterday at Al-Qalam University, Katsina, Katsina State.

The government also upgraded green energy-powered smart farming to improve the survival rate of broilers, a smart irrigation system to support a year-long production, and a soil nutrient monitoring system to support green-based agriculture. information on a demo land.

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NITDA Director General Kashifu Inuwa, represented by the agency’s Acting Director of Digital Economy Development Salisu Kaka, said: “Agriculture remains one of the critical sectors of the Nigerian economy. This is evident in the policies of the current administration headed by President Muhammadu Buhari. All economic, development and social policies give priority to agriculture”.

Inuwa said NAVSA Empowerment would enhance the agriculture value chain, create new value and opportunities through new business models and services.