Senator Adeola Empowers Constituents With Seedlings, Others To Ensure Food Security - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Senator Adeola Empowers Constituents With Seedlings, Others To Ensure Food Security


Senator Solomon Adeola (APC. Lagos West), the chairman of the Senate Committee of Finance has distributed seedlings to farmers across the Lagos West Senatorial District and beyond as part of efforts to achieve food security in face of agricultural production disruptions of recent times. 
The distribution took place amid heavy downpour at the premises of Lagos State Television, Ikeja according to a release on Sunday by Chief Kayode Odunaro, Media Adviser to Senator Adeola.   

Agricultural items distributed includes improved variety of melon(Egusi) seeds, Pumpkin (Ugwu) seeds, maize  seed, plantain suckers and cassava stems. 
The Senator who was represented by Barrister Babatunde Rajh-Label, the director general of Senator Adeola Support Groups, said the gesture was aimed at equipping farmers to be able to provide needed food items for the district and reduce total dependence on food items from other parts of the country. 
Senator Adeola used the occasion to advice youths to embrace agriculture and agricultural value chains, pointing out that South West Nigeria is blessed with arable land that can be used to cultivate all sorts of food crops all year round. 
Some of the farmers who spoke with newsmen at the distribution centre applauded Senator Solomon Adeola for counting them worthy of empowerment in addition to the 3,500 being empowered through entrepreneurship development and skills acquisition, grants and equipment.

He noted that the seedlings would go a long way in boosting their agricultural business. 
Like Oliver twist, the leader of Agbe Loba Group in Alimosho Area, Mr. Felix Faturoti, appealed to government at all levels to make access to loan easier for farmers in order to assist them acquire some farm equipment and machines.

Faturoti added that other political office holders should emulate Senator Adeola whose direct impact on thousands of constituents are undeniable and there for all to see.  


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