NIHORT Supports 150 Ido LG Farmers With Seedlings
As part of the federal government’s efforts towards ensuring food sufficiency in the country, the National Horticultural Research Institute, NIHORT, has distributed seedlings to over 150 farmers in Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State.
The farmers, who were drawn across the 10 wards of the council area, were given citrus, plantain and vegetable seeds.
Addressing the farmers on behalf of the Executive Director, NIHORT, Dr. Abayomi Olaniyan, the Head Farming System and Extension Department, Dr. Oluyemisi Adebisi-Adelani, said the gesture was born out of the need to cushion the effects of COVID-19 on farmers whose economic power had been badly affected by the pandemic.
Speaking in the same vein, Head, Extension Programme, NIHORT, Dr. Florence Olajide-Taiwo, encouraged the farmers to make good use of the seedlings as the progress of the crops would be monitored.
Chairman, Ido Local Government, Mr. Seriff Adeojo lauded NIHORT for considering farmers in the council adding that his administration would continue to works towards empowering farmers to realize the agricultural objective of the state governor.
Some farmers, including Adekunle Adebayo, Amidu Tiamiyu and Ishola Dauda pledged to make good use of the seedlings.