Oyo state Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde on Monday said his government was making concerted efforts to make commercial agriculture the mainstay of the state’s economy. Hence, the decision to upgrade the Akufo farm settlement to Agricultural Estate.
The Governor stated this in an interview shortly after an inspection tour of the facility along Ibadan Eruwa road, Ibadan
The Governor said that the state government was not relenting in aggregating all comparative advantages in agriculture to advance the state in line with the four cardinal thrust of his government.
Governor Makinde further explained that though a private farm has been using the facility to produce tomato and pepper through a green house farming approach, but the state government would incorporate other stake holders to harness benefit for the local market and export
GOALPOACHER NEWS reports that the inspection tour to the farm was part of the Governor’s itenerary following the reopening of the state secretariat after COVID-19 break