Government of Ekiti State, Nigeria.

Ekiti To Establish All Season Irrigation Farming And Grazing Reserve

November 12, 2012

As part of efforts to boost food security and create employment opportunities, the Ekiti State Government will soon establish an all season irrigation farm and grazing reserve in the state.

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ganiyu Owolabi who dropped this hint at a forum in Ado Ekiti, said that government has prepared a large expanse of farm land around Oke Ako for the project.
Alhaji Owolabi noted that the zeal and passion displayed by Ekiti farmers of old have disappeared among the youth; saying that the Fayemi led administration has resolved to make farming attractive to the new generation in order to resuscitate the enthusiasm for farming that Ekiti people were known for.

The SSG however emphasised the need for proper mentoring of the new generation farmers by successful farmers and other well-to-do individuals in the State, adding that government needs all the support it could get to achieve its aim of turning the state to a food basket and empowering youths. He also called on corporate bodies to support government’s effort at achieving economic emancipation of youths in the state.

Last modified: November 12, 2012

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