As Ogbomoso and other parts of Oyo State is experiencing low rainfall,the Caretaker Chairman of Ogbomoso South Local Government Area, Prince Oyedokun Oyeniyi Timothy has flagg off the distribution of fertilizers to over 200 farmers in the area as part of measures of the council to ensure bumper harvest by farmers during the low rainfall season.
OOT,has fondly called while distributing the items to the farmers on Tuesday at the Council Secretariat alongside other leaders in the area,explained that the purpose of the programme was to help local farmers to boost their farms production in the area as the low rainfall as affected the growth of farm produce.
In a statement released by Mr Adewuyi Adebukola, Special Adviser on Media to Prince Oyedokun, he said that increasing demand for food supply due to rapid growth in human population has triggered agricultural intensification in the last few decades hence his commitment to this initiative.
He added that “This fertilizer distribution is part of our agricultural programme aimed to assist our peasant farmers in all the 10 wards in Ogbomoso South local government to boost agricultural production and actualise bumper harvest, especially inthis coronavirus pandemic,low rainfall and Fulani herdsmen havocs on farmlands.
“Even though, we are in the rainy season but there is low or no rain and this is affecting what the farmers have planted, but the fertilisers will make the lands fertile and germinate within shortest period of time,” he said.
Speaking with ROUNDOYO,the Supervisor for Agric, Ogbomoso South Local Government, Honorable Mobolade Ajibade notes that, the assistance would in no small measure, support farmers across the LG to boost agricultural production, especially maize and cassava production.
He urged the beneficiaries to utilise the gesture for the purpose it was meant in order to complement Engr Seyi Makinde’s agricultural drive of the State.
In his remarks at the event, the Onpetu of Ijeru Kingdom, HRM Oba Sunday Oladapo Olagbami Osekun III lauded Hon Oyedokun for addressing one of the primary needs of his people urging him to do more.
Among others in attendance are, PDP Chairman Ogbomoso South Apostle Hon Olamoyegun, monarchs, representatives of CAN, league of Imams, Traditional religion council, staffs and heads of the LG among others.