By Funmi Ojo

Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has inaugurated a 16-man Committee on food security to ensuring adequate provision and supply of food to the State.

The decision was in order to reduce hunger, especially, during this harsh economy where many household cannot afford three square meals per day.

Speaking shortly after the inauguration, Governor Adeleke affirmed that, the government is aware of the economic challenges that people are going through in the nation, hence the need for the government to be proactive to cushion the effect of the harsh economy.

He noted that, government have introduced many policies on food to ease the burden on the populace and to attend to the immediate needs of the citizenry. 

Governor Adeleke pointed out that, President Bola Tinubu had at a meeting with the State Governors on the state of the nation, advised Governors to come up with new measure of ensuring food security.

He said the Committee is to fashion out ways of boosting food production, processing and distribution alongside the palliative for the people.

While directing the Committee to give report within few days, Governor Adeleke urged them to come up with measure to strengthen farms security for food production, expansion of farming activities through State executives,  to organise back to farm youth conference, drive food stuff marketing and policy, review and offer new ideas on the operations of the ongoing palliative measures, as well as recommend immediate action to reduce economic hardship.

Responding on behalf of other members, the Chairman of the Committee who is also the Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Mr. Tola Faseru appreciated the Governor for the trust reposed in them to carry out the assignment, assuring that the Committee would ensure they deliver on their mandate.

Other members of the committee included, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Mr. Adegoke Yahya, Alhaji Ganiyu Olaoluwa, Mr. Rasheed Aderibigbe, Mrs. Ayo Awolowo, Comrade Olabisi Oluwasanmi, Dr. Olu Olujide and Miss Gbemisola Fayoyin.


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