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May 27, 2024

Ogun Senator Partners FUNAAB to Train Local Farmers 

The Senator representing Ogun Central, Shuaib Salisu has pledged collaboration with the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta in order to boost food security and improve farming methodology in Ogun state.

The lawmaker stated this on Tuesday during an interactive session with the university community, held at its red chamber.

The senator who doubles as the Chairman, Senate Committee on Information Communication Technology noted that he was ready to support and partner the university in training local farmers in Ogun Central, saying it remains one of the means in achieving sustainable food production and tackling hunger in the country.

He called on the institution not to hesitate in sending students to rural areas for wide extension services in order to ensure an improved farming methodology, which could further address food security in the country.

“Can we begin to train our farmers in the rural area, can we have our students for wide extension service for our farmers to ensure we have improved new farming methodology and invariably address the food insecurity.

Salisu also assured the university community that he would facilitate the reconstruction of the deplorable road from camp to the school.

“I can equally see that the road leading to the university is not in good shape, but I can assure that something drastic shall be done to get the road fixed, it may first be palliatives after which we shall ensure  reconstruction of the entire stretch”.

Earlier, the Vice Chancellor of the University,  Prof. Olusola Kehinde appreciated the Senator for deeming it fit to interact with the university community.

Kehinde stated that the university would cooperate and partner with the senator in order to achieve all the lofty programmes lined up for the institution.

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