The Ogun State government says it’s irrevocably committed to its Rice Revolution Programme towards making the State self sufficient in its consumption.
Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo stated this while on a routine visit to the 1,000 hectares Rice Farm in Eggua, Yewa North Local Government, where harvesting was on-going.
Adebajo said harvesting was in phases due to the variation in planting season, adding that the harvested rice were been processed at the State owned rice processing centres in Sawonjo and Asero.
She said the already processed Faro 44 and Ofada brands are already on sale at different sales points across the State, calling on all Nigerians to patronise made in Ogun-State brand, Mitros Rice, which she described as fresh, traceable and of highest quality.
In his remark, the Eleggua of Eggua, Oba Adeleke Dosumu lauded the State government for bringing development to his domain through sighting of the 1,000 hectare rice farm.
He said the project has not only provided employment to its young rice farmers but has opened-up the community for other infrastructural development, pledging his community’s support to the State government’s resolve to stop importation of rice through adequate production of locally and healthy Mitros Rice.