Sen.Adeola Empowers Farmers In Lagos With Agricultural Seedlings To Boost Production - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, September 27, 2021

Sen.Adeola Empowers Farmers In Lagos With Agricultural Seedlings To Boost Production

Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola,representing Lagos West at the Upper Chamber of National Assembly has distributed seedlings to farmers across the state, in order to boost production and ensure food security   

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance performing the distribution of seedlings seedlings to the farmers at the Lagos State Television premise, Ikeja, explained that the excercise parts of his efforts aimed at alleviating poverty among its constituents

Adeola according to his Media Adviser, Mr. Kayode Odunaro,  was represented by Barrister Babatunde Rajh-Label, the director general of Senator Adeola Support Groups

He added that the gesture was aimed at equipping farmers to be able to provide needed food items for the district and reduce total dependence on food items from other parts of the country. 

Senator Adeola used the occasion to advice youths to embrace agriculture and agricultural value chains considering the huge potentials in the South West Nigeria, blessed with arable land that can be used to cultivate all sorts of food items all year round. 

Some of the farmers who spoke with newsmen at the distribution centre hailed the Senator for counting them worthy of empowerment in addition to the 3500 he is empowering for through entrepreneurship development and skills acquisition, grants and equipment saying the seedlings would go a long way in boosting their agricultural business. 

Also speaking, the leader of Agbe Loba Group in Alimosho Area, Mr. Felix Faturoti appealed to government at all levels to make access to loan easier for farmers in order to assist them acquire some farm equipment and machines adding that other political office holders should emulate Senator Adeola whose direct impact on thousands of constituents are undeniable and there for all to see.  

Among the seedlings distributed includes improved variety of melon (Egusi) seeds, Pumpkin (Ugwu) seeds, maize seed, plantain suckers and cassava stems.

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