The Ogun State Government has reiterated its commitment to supporting food production by providing improved agro-processing inputs through the government’s various windows of support.
This is contained in a statement by the state’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Adeola Odedina on Saturday.
Odedina said the move became necessary as it would help ensure food security and sufficiency as well as increase avenues for income and employment generation.
According to him, the Ogun Agric Team has already visited Oke Arowa Farm settlement, in Ijebu North Local Area of the state to clear 50 hectares of farm land as part of efforts to boost food production in the state.
The commissioner added that the government would link the youth with the Agricultural Intervention Programmes in the state.
He also said the team visited Mamu Farm settlement where a stakeholders’ meeting was held to sensitise the community to the various intervention programmes of the state government.
He further said after the stakeholders’ meeting, the team had inspected the proposed 4,000 hectares farmland.
“The project was facilitated by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, as a strategy for job creation and income generation for farmers and youths,” he said.
In his reeemarks, Oba Abdulrazaq Adesina, the Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye commended the state government for extending the State Agricultural Interventions to Ago-Iwoye.
He pledged to continue to support the state government in its quest to grow the agricultural sector and improve food production.