Agriculture

Ekiti Government Seeks Royal Support on Job Creation

The Ekiti State Government wants the support of traditional rulers in creating jobs for youths through involvement in agriculture across various communities in the state.

The Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi stated this when he received Monarchs from Ijero Local Government Area led by the Owa Ajero, Oba Adebayo Adewole in Ado-Ekiti.

Otunba Egbeyemi noted that government was ready to make land available for commercial farming in all parts of the state and would also support them with other incentives to make farming attractive.

He said administration of Governor Kayode Fayemi would always honour and respect the traditional institution and also carry them along in its desire to ensure creation of more jobs and empowerment of the people at the grassroots.

The deputy governor urged the Royal Fathers to mobilise the youths in their domains to channel their energy towards cultivation of cassava, maize and rice saying that farm produces were more profitable at the global market.

Otunba Egbeyemi revealed that government was constructing and rehabilitating roads that led to farmsteads as part of its commitment to revamp the agricultural sector and facilitate transportation of farm produces to the market.

He however called on the Royal fathers to always ensure that peace reign supreme in their domains, noting that it was only under atmosphere of peace that development could take place.

Otunba Egbeyemi also commended the Ijero Local Government Area monarchs for the amicable settlement of the issue on their monthly allowances from the five per cent of the allocation due to the local government council.

In his remarks, the Owa Ajero, Oba Adewole, commended the administration of Dr Kayode Fayemi for the wisdom displayed on amicable resolutions of their differences.

Oriola Afolabi

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