Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation To Support FG’s ‘LIFE’‎ Programme For Wealth Creation‎

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Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development said the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged to support Federal Government’s Labour Intensive and Life Enterprise (LIFE), which is targeted to create wealth for the entrepreneurial rural women and youths.

The LIFE Programme, Ogbeh informed, is an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture ‎to avert economic pressure in rural areas and create wealth for the rural people by siting cottage industries, and small scale industries in rural areas for the rural dwellers.

Ogbeh spoke at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture Strategy Retreat 2017.

“We are trying to democratise capitalism. Industries are mainly around the big cities always. Our youths pull in mainly from the villages to the cities, once they arrive the living conditions are tough,” he said.‎

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