We Will Make Farming Attractive – Gov. Makinde
Oyo state Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde says his administration will work with rural farmers to increase produce and livestock so as to boost food security in the state.
He stated this while declaring open a two day retreat for his cabinet members at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan.
Governor Makinde explained that plans were already in top gear to make farming attractive through provision of necessary capital, machinery and required incentives to reposition the agricultural sector.
The governor who noted that he had received economic reports from Oyo Ile Investors’ Forum, a non-governmental organization said the state Commissioner for Commerce, Mr. Adeniyi Adebisi, would soon draw up implementation strategies to open up the state to investors.
The retreat tagged “Taking Oyo State from Poverty to Prosperity” had in attendance top government functionaries in attendance including wives of the governor and his deputy, Mrs. Ominini Makinde and Dr. Bola Agboola.