Farmers in Osun have lauded the governor of the State, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, for his palpable efforts at revitalising the agriculture sector of the State.
Former deputy governor, Sooko Adeleke Adewoyin, speqking during a civic engagement meeting with farmers under the aegis of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), at Oba Okunade Sijuade’s Memorial Hall, Enuwa, Ile-Ife, on Monday, said Oyetola has demonstrated uncommon sense of duty, adding that farmers can be hopeful for good fortunes in the days ahead.
“It is crystal clear that Oyetola has demonstrated an uncommon sense of duty and patriotism in contributing to the well-being of the people, especially the implementation of populist programs and infrastructural development in the state.
“It then behooves on all right-thinking individuals in the state to support him beyond 2022,” Adewoyin stated.
Also, the Chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Ife East Chapter, Mrs. Teniade Aderemi, called on the state government on behalf of farmers, to assist in providing farm inputs during the rainy season to boost productivity.
According to Aderemi, the provision of farm inputs would not only expand agriculture productivity but also enhance agro-economic development.
She urged the government to provide additional tractors, synthetic fertilizers, seedlings, irrigation, among other necessary input that would enhance productivity.
“It’s high time the government intensifies relentless efforts in ensuring food security in the state as this could be well achieved through adequate empowerment for us farmers.
“In addition to the supply of more farm inputs by the government, is the need to fortify the agricultural value chain for the mutual benefit of the state and the farmers,” she added.
Responding, Special Adviser on Civic Engagement, Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, who represented Governor Oyetola said the purpose of the meeting was the tender listening ears to the needs of the people.
He assured farmers in the state that all their demands would be adequately considered.