Nigerian Youth Connect to Work Workshops to Cover Five States in February
Participants of the Nigerian Youth Connect to work Workshop in Jigawa State

The Cellulant ‘Nigerian Youth Connect to Work’ program started its series of countrywide workshops at the end of January in partnership with GBF and Corporate Farmers International. This is a program that aims to employ 1M youth into agribusiness by 2025. It is supported by the Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works.

Last week on 16th February, over 1500 students and youth from Kazaure, Jigawa State gathered at the Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic to discover, connect and engage with some of the biggest players in the Agriculture and Retail Value Chains; Distributors, Wholesalers, Retailers, Logistic Companies, Market leaders, Food Processors and Financial actors in Jigawa State.

The event elicited so much online conversation that the event hashtag #ConnectToWorkKazaure became the number one trending hashtag in Nigeria on Saturday.

Nigerian Youth Connect To Work Workshops Goes to 5 States

This month, the program will run workshops in 5 states with the aim of sensitizing the youth on Agribusiness, Agritech and the numerous job opportunities that the youth can plug into.

Below are the details on the upcoming workshops;

1. Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic– Kazaure, Jigawa State
Date: 16th February

2. Federal College of Agriculture Ibadan– Oyo State
Date: 20th February
Time:10 am
Venue: Ibadan ( Moor Plantation), Federal College of Agriculture Auditorium

3. Ondo State University of Science & Tech – Ondo State
Date: 21st February
Time:10 am
Venue: OSUTECH Faculty of Agriculture Auditorium

4. Kwara State University– Kwara State
Date: 27th February
Time: 9 am
Venue: Indoor Sports Arena

5. Bayero University -Kano State
Date: March 4
Time: 10am
Venue: Faculty of Agriculture Theatre

Starting Your Agri-Preneur Journey

We have mapped out 9 career categories which seek to fill the existing gaps within the Agriculture value chain from the production at the farm level to consumers’ homes. You can now start your agro-preneur journey by signing up for any of the 9 categories within the program to find a job opportunity in either of the following work categories;

  1. Production Work
  2. Enumeration Work
  3. Production Quality Certifiers
  4. Transport/Handling Work
  5. Food Processor Site Work
  6. Financial Agent/Payments Work
  7. Community Aggregation Work
  8. Retail/Wholesale Distribution Work
  9. Asset Trading Work

If you are a young person living in Nigeria, sign up for this program. You can also follow the #Connect2WorkNG hashtag on all social channels to get on ground updates and interact with those attending the workshops.  If you are a business or development partner and would like to get more information about our Agritech solutions, email us on [email protected]