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Famers receive farm imputes in Kwara

Deputy Governor of Kwara State Kayode Alabi distributing farm imputes to one of the farmers

Photo: Ali Rabiu

At least six hundred farmers have benefited from farm inputs distributed by Kwara state government for this year’s raining season farming.

Speaking at the flag-off ceremony of the distribution of farm inputs at the State Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the state Deputy Governor Mr Kayode Alabi said the intervention became necessary to mitigate the hardship caused as a result of the flood disaster that occurred last year.

According to him farming being the major source of food production and poverty alleviation need to be supported to save lives.

Mr Alabi explained that flood disaster that occurred in some parts of the State last year has resulted in unprecedented food crisis which requires urgent intervention.

He noted that the present administration remained committed to improving the standard of living of the populace through various impactful programs and projects.

In his address, the state Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Mallam Gidado Alakawa appreciated the state government for providing enabling environment for agricultural sector development.

He said the aim of the intervention programmes is to improve food security, reduce poverty and create job opportunities in the state and the country at large.

In his remarks, the representative of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Dr Godwin Oyigoga commended the State Government’s collaboration and foresight towards ensuring food security in the Country.

In her welcome address, the Managing Director, Kwara state Agricultural Projects, ADP, Dr. Khadijat Ahmed said that the agency would ensure that the beneficiaries of the agricultural inputs used it for the intended purpose.

Reporting by Ali Rabiu; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade