Peller Empowers One Thousand Farmers in Oyo

Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with member House of Representative, Shina Peller has facilitated mechanized farming tools for about one thousand farmers to boost agricultural activities in Oyo State.

The tools are three thousand and seventy-seven knap sacks, three hundred and thirty hand carrier motorized weeders and one hundred and twenty micro tiller/seed planter fertilizer operators.

Presenting the tools to selected farmers, the facilitator, Mr Shina Peller, representing Iseyin, Itesiwaju and Iwajowa Federal Constituency said the devastating effect of Covid-19 on agricultural practices and overall economy prompted him to give back to society through agriculture.

While noting that the gesture was a fulfillment of his campaign promises, Mr Peller hinted that the beneficiaries were verified farmers, who would maximize the tools for economic growth.

In a remark, State Coordinator, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Oyo State, Mr.Adeniyi Ogunwale, acknowledged that small holders farmers had been sustaining food and agricultural production in the country, hence, the reason they were provided with the sophisticated tools.

Some of the beneficiaries expressed gladness and pledged to make good use of the agricultural tools.

Adedayo Adelowo

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