Ondo State Government Sets To Boost Food Production – Agric Agency

The Ondo State Agriculture Input and Supply Agency (AISA) has said that the government has put measures in place to cushion the effect of increasing food prices in the state

The Administrative Secretary of AISA, Mr Adeola Akinyugba, said this in an interview on Monday in Akure.

Akinyugba said the current administration in the state had taken significant steps to provide agricultural inputs and palliatives to farmers across the state, bolstering food security and supporting the agricultural sector.

He said also that the state government had committed millions of Naira to procure inputs, which the agency had been providing to farmers in the state.

According to him, the state has received significant support from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security that provided 30 trucks of fertilizers, consisting of 18,000 bags of NPK and urea fertilizers.

“The ministry gave us a lot of agricultural inputs such as tricycles (keke napep), power trailers, and other items, which were distributed to farmers across the 18 local government areas of the state.

“This large-scale distribution is part of the state’s ongoing efforts to support its agricultural sector and ensure food security.

“Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa recently flagged off another phase of these palliatives, distributing essential commodities such as rice, maize grain, and garri.

“Rice, maize grain and garri were released free of charge to members of farmers associations and citizens of the state.

“The governor approved the release of these commodities and committed substantial funds to ensure their transportation and distribution,” he said.

Akinyugba said that these efforts underscore the collaboration between the Federal and State Governments to mitigate the impacts of petroleum subsidy removal and reduce poverty levels in the country.

“The Federal Government has played its own role, and the state government has equally played its role,” the AISA secretary said.

NAN / Foluke Ibitomi

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