Invitation for Participation in Youth Empowerment Scheme for Agricultural Graduates at Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI)

Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI)

Km 18, Ilorin-Ajase-Ipo Road P.M.B. 1343 Ilorin, Kwara State


Invitation for Participation in Youth Empowerment Scheme for Agricultural Graduates

In pursuant of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) of the Federal Government, approval has been given to the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), in the 2013 Capital Budget to implement a programme on “Youth Empowerment Scheme for Agricultural Graduates”. This scheme will help to address the problem of youth unemployment (especially agricultural graduates’ unemployment) in Nigeria. The scheme therefore, will provide necessary entrepreneurial skills for the selected agricultural graduates and link them with selected financial institutions that will provide them loans to engage on agricultural enterprises of their choice.

Participation in this scheme is open to both MALE and FEMALE candidates desiring to take career in agricultural enterprises.

Requirements for Participation

Any intending participant should fulfill the following conditions among others:

1.       Be a Nigerian with evidence.

2.       Be physically fit and willing to work hard.

3.      Have interest in agricultural production/enterprises.

4.      Be between 22 and 39 years age.

5.       Have a solid agricultural production background.

6.       Have minimum of Bachelor Degree or Higher National Diploma in Agriculture or related disciplines.

7.       Must have completed NYSC at the time of application.

8.       Be prepared to take up career in agricultural based enterprises such as arable crop production, fish production, poultry production, etc.

9.      Be interested in arable crop production and have evidence of access (not necessarily ownership) to minimum of 2-3ha of land for raining season arable crop production and a minimum of 0.5-1ha land for dry season/irrigation arable crop production OR.

10.     Be interested in livestock/poultry/fishery enterprises or production and have evidence of facilities (such as land space, water, etc) that support the enterprises.

11.    Pass written tests prior to final selection; and

12.     Prepare a pro-forma business plan of agricultural enterprise of their choice


Method of Application

Written application including concrete information in respect of each of the above requirements together with a letter signed by Chairman or Secretary of the candidate’s Local Government Area of origin, 2 recent passport size photographs, photocopies of academic qualification(s) or relevant documents and three (3) references (including the community leader of the applicant and a senior civil servant of the rank not less than Assistant Director in the Federal Civil Service or a Deputy Director in a State Civil Services) should be forwarded to the address below on or before 23rd July 2013.


Applicant should note that any falsification shall lead to outright disqualification and only qualified applicants shall be short listed for further selection process.


The Executive Director

Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI)

Km 18, Ilorin-Ajase-lpo Road


Ilorin, Kwara State.


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