The World Bank through its Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement, and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) initiative is partnering with the Kaduna State Government to provide 10,000 direct jobs to farmers and residents of the state.
Deputy Governor of the State, Hadiza Balarabe disclosed this during the inauguration of the Grievance Redress Committee (GRC), under the APPEALS project in Kaduna State.
According to Balarabe, all agricultural value chains have a huge ability for market-driven sustainable development in the state.
She stressed that the collaboration with the World Bank is to lift the agricultural sector from being subsistence to a commercially viable and market-oriented business.
Balarabe said this was vital in attracting investment to the sector, in order to improve the standard of living and generate employment for the people.
In her words, “The Project is a needed imperative to improve agricultural production, ensure food security, job creation and economic development in beneficiary states and the country.
“The committee is an important element needed for the successful implementation of the APPEALS Project in Kaduna State. As a critical component of this project.
“This Grievance Redress Committee will provide a mechanism for quick intervention in resolving any dispute and challenges that may affect the implementation of this laudable program that seeks to change the fortunes of thousands of beneficiaries in the state.”