Nigeria: HCSF to Workers - Go Into Farming

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan, has urged civil servants and prospective retirees to embrace agriculture to live meaningful life after service.

She gave the advice in Abuja yesterday at the signing of Memorandum of Understanding by her office, the Public Service Institute of Nigeria and the Bank of Agriculture.

She said a mistake many civil servants had made over the years was inadequate preparations and planning before retirement.

"The welfare of the civil servants is the key objective of the Federal Civil Service Strategic Plan.

"Initially, the programme was designed to see to the welfare of officers who are about to retire.

"When we had an initial meeting, I said it's too late to start planning for retirement just before retirement. We've lost it completely.

"The only profession/business that's allowed by the constitution which civil servants can venture into, even while in service, is the agricultural business. So, we thought that is the best way to go. Agricultural business has a very wide value chain," Yemi-Esan said.

More From: Daily Trust

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.

X