Osun State governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, is planning to establish a yam flour factory in Ife-Odan in Ejigbo Local Government Area of the state, to ensure that food is sufficiently available in the state at affordable prices.
The acting General-Manager, Osun State Agricultural Development Corporation (OSADEC), Mr Kayode Olanipekun stated this at a meeting with relevant stakeholders held at the conference room of the corporation.
Olanipekun disclosed that the present administration has spent a lot of money on agriculture programme in order to make life easier for farmers, adding that the government wants to put an end to farmers’ difficulties by ensuring that their labour is not in vain.
He also encouraged yam farmers, who need government’s assistance, to submit their requests at OSSADEC in order to ensure that all farms are fully mechanised for land clearing, ploughing, harrowing and ridging.
The OSSADEC boss, therefore, appealed that farmers who benefitted from the interest-free loan should pay back on time in order to appreciate government’s effort to boost agriculture.