N2b entrepreneurship centre to create over 50,000 jobs | The Guardian Nigeria Information


The establishment of the N2billion Rabelat Entrepreneurship Center for Animal Husbandry (RECAH) in Ilorin, Kwara State, aims to improve the state’s internally generated income (IGR) and create over 50,000 jobs.

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, made the announcement on Tuesday and assured investors that the government will support the growth of their businesses.

Adebayo spoke to a delegation from the Daniel Franco Institute who visited him to seek support in setting up the center. He stressed that the government will continue to do its best to make the country a safe destination for investors.

He said the ministry has a mandate to promote the development of viable non-oil products and food production, and stressed the importance of the government in mandating the institute to advise on the nature of the strategic partnership and the level of collaboration expected.

The managing director of Rabelat Nigeria, Dr. Ahmed Raji said RECAH is structured to operate both training and commercial outfits for animal husbandry.

According to him, the training branch will focus on the undergraduate studies in animal husbandry and entrepreneurship, providing the platform for trainees to select, breed, care, process and market livestock.

He put the project cost at N 2 billion and stressed that the amount will be spent on building administration blocks and lecture halls, the hostel, buying teaching materials and building facilities.

He listed the benefits of RECHA, including helping and accelerating the development of agribusiness in the country, creating 50,000 jobs and solving the problem of shepherd-farmer clashes.

Raji asked the minister for assistance in setting up the institute and stated that the project would encourage agricultural growth.