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AGRIC EARNS ABIODUN “GOVERNOR OF THE YEAR AWARD”


Olufemilade Oyinade

The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun who is still regaling in an award he received a few days ago has yet bagged another award.

The Governor was this evening bestowed with “Governor of the Year 2020” Award by the Nigeria Agriculture Awards, (NAA) in Abuja.

Abiodun who has continuously demostrated a huge desire to develop Agriculture with the sum of N15b allocated to the agricultural sector in the State’s Government 2021 Appropriation Bill presented to the House of Assembly only a few days ago in the year 2021 appropriation Bill of N339 Billion christened “Budget of Recovery and Sustainability”

Early in the year 2020, over 20,000 people were empowered in various Agricultural commodities under FADAMA Guys, Ogun Broiler Project, Anchor Borrowers’ Programme, among others through Agriculture and Food supplies.

He once declared, “Opportunities anchored on Agriculture such as Ogun Broilers’ project, FADAMA Guys, Anchor Borrowers Programme, to mention a few. To date, we have over 20,000 beneficiaries of the various schemes.

“Agriculture and Food Security programme of this administration has recorded many successes with manifest impact that has continued to the enhancement of the living standards of our people. The potentials in the Agric sector have been leveraged to provide employment to our youth. Over 70,000 farmers have been registered for different commodity value chain.

As a testimonial to hisAgriculture-friendly administration, he disclosed that the has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with International Institute of Tropical Agriculture to upgrade the Odeda Farm Institute into a Diploma Awarding Research and Training Institute.

The Governor stressed the importance of Agric even more during the COVID-19 lockdown when the sector was rightly regarded as essential service sector exempted from the restrictions in the State”, he said.

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