Desert encroachment renders youths jobless–Zoro
A member representing Gagarawa, Gumel, Sule-Tankarkar and Maigatari federal constituency, Sani Zoro has called the attention of the federal government to the menace of desertification.
He said that the alarming rate of desert encroachment into his constituency required an urgent solution as it has rendered farming impossible in the area as with reduced raining season.
Zoro spoke yesterday while opening his federal constituency office at Gumel local government area of Jigawa state saying, the infertility of the soil couple with shortage of rainfall in the area rendered most of the youth jobless.
He argued that his constituency being an agricultural society, majority of the youth earn a living through farming but with the problem of desert encroachment most of these youth were now rendered jobless.
Zoro, a former President of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) added that one could imagine the possible consequences, when agriculture the major employer of labour failed in area saying that where a major source of livelyhood crumbled abjects poverty sets in.
He said, “unfortunately, in my constituency which is neighboring Niger Republic 70 percent of the youth are living in object poverty due to the fact that they were rendered jobless as a result of desert encroachment, he said.