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May 27, 2024

Oyo Govt Distributes Farm Inputs, Agricultural Assets to Farmers in Six LGAs

The Oyo State government on Monday, commenced another phase of the distribution of farm inputs and agricultural assets to farmers in Six local government areas of Oyo State.

Unveiling and supervising the flag-off of the distribution in the six LGAs, at Saki West Local Government, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Barr. Olasunkanmi Olaleye said the exercise was part of the ongoing Sustainable Action for Economic Recovery programme (SAfER) by the government.

The Commissioner said the Oyo State government is committed to enhancing quality and increased farm produce, in order to boost food security in Oyo State.

He said the distribution is ongoing simultaneously at the six local Governments in Oke Ogun which include ATISBO, Saki West, Oorelope, Kajola, Iwajowa and Itesiwaju.

Speaking through the Director, Regulation and Enforcement, Mr. Olusegun Ezekiel, Barr. Oladunkanmi noted that the move was part of the state government plan to cushion the effect of subsidy removal, adding that beneficiaries would go home with herbicides, snap-sack sprayer tank, 16kg hybrid maize seedlings, insecticide and 20 bundles of improved cassava stems.

According to him, about 766 arable farmers would been given inputs in the six local governments in Oke Ogun.

The Commissioner equally revealed that the fifth phase of the SAfER scheme in the food sector, includes free vaccination for cattle, distribution of feed to goat and sheep farmers as well as subsidy on the use of tractors for farmers will commence in the next few weeks.

In their separate remarks, the Baale Agbe ATISBO and Oorelope, Mr. Daniel Oketola and Mr. Oladunni Isaiah commended the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde for bringing succour to farmers in the State.

While the farmer-heads noted that the distribution was timely, they urged farmers to make judicious use of the inputs.

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