Hammed Shittu in Ilorin
Kwara State government has partnered the National Agriculture Land Development Authority (NALDA) to scale up food production in the state.
The partnership is part of the present administration’s efforts at ensuring food security in the state.
The State Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs. Oloruntoyosi Thomas disclosed this over the weekend during her field inspection of the proposed site for the programme at Malete, in Moro Local Government Area of the state.
According to her, “Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, who is much concerned about the plight of the people in the state most especially the farmers, has instructed the Ministry to facilitate dry season farming across the 16 local government areas, as a way of increasing the availability and affordability of food items with a view to curbing the current hardship in the country.”
Speaking, the NALDA representative, Mr. Segun Owolabi explained that the Federal Government has provided all the necessary facilities for the smooth take-off of the programme in the state.