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Ogun farmers receive free agro-inputs, assets from Ogun-Cares Project

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 Some more farmers in Ogun on Saturday received free agro inputs under the Nigeria COVID 19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus OGUN CARES FADAMA RA2 project The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the project a state and federal government initiative in collaboration with the World Bank is directed to assist farmers in six local government areas of Ogun The local government areas include Ijebu North and Odogbolu Ogun East Odeda and Obafemi Owode Ogun Central as well as Yewa North and Ado Ogun West The Commissioner for Agriculture Dr Adeola Odedina said this when presenting the incentives to beneficiaries in Yewa North Local Government Secretariat in Aiyetoro Odedina represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry Dr Dotun Sorunke reiterated the importance of the OGUN CARES progamme in fulfillmentof one of the cardinal points of the present administration in ensuring food security The commissioner said the distribution exercise had started in Ado and Ijebu North Local Government Secretariats in Ota and Ijebu Igbo respectively He disclosed that the beneficiaries were given three weaners pigs three sheep and goats two bags of 50kg fertilisers and herbicides and garri processing equipment rice processing equipment among others Today our farmers have seen that this project is real It is aimed at supporting a little below 21 000 farmers across the State Many farmers lost their means of livelihood to COVID 19 but with adequate utilisation of these inputs within six months to one year your farming businesses will bounce back because the agro inputs will surely boost your farming and these animals will reproduce massively he said In her welcome address the Project Manager OGUN CARES FADAMA RA2 Mrs Solape Awe applauded the state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun for supporting the Federal Government and the World Bank in the implementation of the project Awe said the aim of project was to empower pro poor and vulnerable farmers as well as those in agricultural value chain with emphasis on youths and women who were adversely affected by the global COVID 19 pandemic lockdown She noted that OGUN CARES is a multi sectorial programme and the agricultural aspect is being implemented by FADAMA platform in four Delivery Link Indicators DLIs which are Agricultural Inputs and Services Labour Intensive Agricultural Infrastructure Others are agricultural assets for production and mitigating food loss and waste as well as upgrading of wet markets to function safely to empower 20 922 farmers in all the local government areas of the state within two years In his remark the Chairman Ado Local Government Mr Sheriff Musa lauded the effort of government for kick starting the input distribution in the area to alleviate the plight of farmers According to him Ota is in a vantage position over others based on its large urban and agrarian population large arable land for agriculture as well as being the industrial hub of the state Also Mr Gabriel Ogunyomi Chairman Yewa North Local Government lauded the consideration for women and youths in the project He charged the farmers to make the best use of the inputs and assets to better their lives and improve the economy of the state Mr Titus Lasilo from Ado Ota Farmers Community Association and Mrs Monsurat Omoniyi from Agbejere Farmers Association Joga Orile two of the beneficiaries expressed happiness at the initiative The beneficiaries said that inputs and assets would turn their lots around and promised to utilise the inputs judiciously NewsSourceCredit NAN
Ogun farmers receive free agro-inputs, assets from Ogun-Cares Project

COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus

Some more farmers in Ogun on Saturday received free agro-inputs under the Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (OGUN-CARES FADAMA RA2) project.
 

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News Agency of Nigeria

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the project a state and federal government initiative in collaboration with the World Bank is directed to assist farmers in six local government areas of Ogun.
 

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Ijebu North and Odogbolu

The local government areas include; Ijebu North and Odogbolu (Ogun East), Odeda and Obafemi Owode, (Ogun Central), as well as Yewa North and Ado-, (Ogun West).
 

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Commissioner for Agriculture

The Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Adeola Odedina, said this when presenting the incentives to beneficiaries in Yewa-North Local Government Secretariat, in Aiyetoro.
 

Permanent Secretary

Odedina, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Dotun Sorunke, reiterated the importance of the OGUN CARES progamme in fulfillmentof one of the cardinal points of the present administration in ensuring food security.
 

Ijebu-North Local Government Secretariats in Ota and Ijebu-Igbo

The commissioner said the distribution exercise had started in Ado- and Ijebu-North Local Government Secretariats in Ota and Ijebu-Igbo respectively.
 

He disclosed that the beneficiaries were given three weaners (pigs), three sheep and goats, two bags of 50kg fertilisers and herbicides and garri processing equipment, rice processing equipment, among others.
 

“Today, our farmers have seen that this project is real.

It is aimed at supporting a little below 21,000 farmers across the State.
 

“Many farmers lost their means of livelihood to COVID-19, but with adequate utilisation of these inputs, within six months to one year, your farming businesses will bounce back because the agro-inputs will surely boost your farming and these animals will reproduce massively”, he said.
 

Project Manager

In her welcome address, the Project Manager, OGUN-CARES FADAMA RA2, Mrs Solape Awe, applauded the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for supporting the Federal Government and the World Bank in the implementation of the project,
 
Awe said the aim of project was to empower pro-poor and vulnerable farmers as well as those in agricultural value-chain with emphasis on youths and women who were adversely affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
 

OGUN CARES

She noted that “OGUN CARES is a multi-sectorial programme and the agricultural aspect is being implemented by FADAMA platform, in four Delivery Link Indicators (DLIs), which are, Agricultural Inputs and Services, Labour-Intensive Agricultural Infrastructure
 
Others are agricultural assets for production and mitigating food loss and waste, as well as upgrading of wet markets to function safely to empower 20,922 farmers in all the local government areas of the state within two years.
 

Local Government

In his remark, the Chairman, Ado- Local Government,Mr Sheriff  Musa, lauded the effort of government for kick-starting the input distribution in the area to alleviate the plight of farmers.
 

According to him, Ota is in a vantage position over others, based on its large urban and agrarian population, large arable land for agriculture, as well as being the industrial hub of the state.
 
 

Gabriel Ogunyomi

Also, Mr Gabriel Ogunyomi, Chairman, Yewa North Local Government, lauded the consideration for women and youths in the project.
 

He charged the farmers to make the best use of the inputs and assets to better their lives and improve the economy of the state.
 

Titus Lasilo

Mr Titus Lasilo from Ado- Ota Farmers Community Association and Mrs Monsurat Omoniyi from Agbejere Farmers’ Association, Joga Orile, two of the beneficiaries, expressed happiness at the initiative.

The beneficiaries said that inputs and assets would turn their lots around, and promised to utilise the inputs judiciously

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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