Agriculture

Ogun Govt. Trains Farmers on Dairy Food Production

The Ogun State government in partnership with foreign investors has trained 85 local dairy farmers in a bid to improve food sufficiency and reduce the importation of milk in Nigeria.

The Ogun State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Adeola Odedina made this known while presenting certificates to the first set of trainees at the Eweje Farm Institute, Odeda, Ogun State. 

Dr Odedina, who explained that the training of local dairy farmers was the first of its kind in the history of Ogun State, said the move was in line with the present administration’s commitment to job creation, poverty alleviation and food security. 

He described the Farm Institute as an ideal training centre where young entrepreneurs would be given the opportunity to supply dairy products to the facility and encouraged the participants to take advantage of the agricultural value chain to improve their standard of living. 

A representative of the private company, Mr Godwin Allen said the training session focused on educating participating farmers on milk collection, animal health, sustainable dairy farming practices and dairy production, adding that the training would be a continuous process, as the second phase would commence in due time. 

Speaking on behalf of the participants, Mrs Mariam Motikoya commended the state government for the opportunity and appealed to the government to sustain the training to enable farmers in other parts of the state to benefit and become financially stable.

Olajumoke Idowu

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