As part of the continued resolve of Ogun State Government to provide support for Food Production and Processing locations across the State, the Ogun Agric Team were in Ijebu North Local Government of the state to monitor land clearing exercise on Wednesday, 21st April, 2021.
Some of the sites visited included Oke Arowa Farm Settlement where 50 hectares of land have been cleared for linkage of youths to Agricultural Intervention Programmes in the State. 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.
The Ogun Agric Team also visited Mamu in Ijebu North LGA, where a stakeholders meeting was held to sensitize the community on various State Government intervention programmes which are tailored towards employment generation and linkage to assured markets for farmers, including the youths. After the meeting, the team inspected the proposed 4,000 hectares farmland.
There was also a stop over at the palace of the Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye, HRM, Oba Abdulrazaq Adesina Adenugba. The Ogun Agric team was welcomed and received by the Council of Obas in Ijebu North LGA. In his remarks, the Kabiyesi appreciated the Government of Ogun State for extending State Agricultural interventions to Ago-Iwoye and adjoining villages and promised his continued support for State Government Agricultural Initiatives.
Also present on the tour were the Deputy Director of Land Management, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) Mr Yeeken Razaq; Baale of Mamu, Chief Adewale Kamorudeen Bakare; Baale of Oke Arowa, Chief Samuel Adesegun; Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Dotun Sorunke; Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Agriculture, Hon. Tolu Bankole; Director of Planning Research and Statistics, Mr Fashola; and other Officials of Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture.