Collaboration is needed to tackle hunger – Gov Abiodun
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has solicited the collaboration of well meaning individuals and organisations in the efforts to fight hunger and malnutrition in the Country.
Governor Abiodun who made the appeal at a ceremony to commemorate World Food Day, held at the Arcade ground, Oke Mosan Abeokuta maintained that ensuring food sufficiency remained a global challenge.
The Governor, who said the theme for this year’s celebration “Grow, Nourish, Sustain Together” , was appropriate to the country’s peculiar circumstances, lamented that many people could not afford one meal in a day.
He promised that enhancing the availability of safe food would continue to be an essential part of his administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for the poor and vulnerable groups.
While explaining that his adminstration had facilitated CBN’s credit facilities to over 10,000 farmers across the State, the governor urged all stakeholders to ensure the provision of wholesome food to nourish and sustain the people.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina said that the state Governor had introduced reforms for improved access to land to ease Agricultural Business in the State.
Dr Odedina explained that as part of plans to confront the challenges in the Agriculture sector, the present administration had cleared 2500 hectares of land for 1, 065 young cassava farmers in the state.