Ogun State Government has disclosed its intention to revive all the eight farm settlements and create more to accelerate its resolve to attain self-sufficiency in food production.
Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina disclosed this while speaking with pressmen in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, saying the farm settlements, when refurbished, would have arable lands, accommodation for farmers, electricity, water supply, modern implements and ready market for farm produce.
He noted that beneficiaries of the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme could also settle in any of the farmlands, admonishing farmers to begin farm clearing, procurement of seedlings and fertilisers for the preparatory to this year’s planting season.
Odedina once again cautioned farmers against planting now, as the current level of rainfall was not sufficient for farming.
Ahmed Taofeek & ‘Tunwase Dokunmu,
Press Officers, Ministry of Agric.