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Akinjide Distributes Agric Materials To Farmers’ Groups

Posted: May 13, 2015 at 2:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Oladele Ogunsola



No fewer than 75 farmers’ groups in Oyo State from across the 33 local government council areas have benefited from the agro-chemical, fertiliser, tractors and seeds presentation programme organised by Olajumoke Agriculture Foundation in Ibadan.

Under the aegis of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Oyo State chapter, the groups received a total of 1,500 bags of fertiliser, seedlings and cartons of agro-allied chemicals.

At the presentation where Olajumoke Akinjide, the Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), was represented by her Special Assistant on Agriculture, Oyeleke Oyinloye, the farmers commended the minister for her farmers’ support programme.

The state Chairman of AFAN, Olumide Ayinla, described the gesture of the minister as welcomed and unprecedented, saying, “The programme has been on for three years now. We are happy that Akinjide has the genuine interest of farmers at heart and she has shown immense love for the masses”.

He noted that the annual programme was well embraced with the number of beneficiaries growing from six groups at commencement to 75, adding that “the number grew to 35 last year and we have now 75 groups. With this initiative, we are encouraged to go back to farm”.