The Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola is planning to establish a yam flour factory in Ife-Odan in Ejigbo Local Government to ensure that food is sufficiently available in the state at affordable prices.
The Acting General Manager of Osun State Agriculture Development Corporation(OSSADEC),Mr. Kayode Olanipekun stated this today at a meeting with relevant stakeholders held at the conference room of the corporation.
Mr. 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 assistance of government to submit their requests at OSSADEC latest on Monday in order to ensure that all farms are fully mechanized for land, clearing, ploughing, harrowing and ridging.
The OSSADEC boss therefore appealed to the farmer that benefited from the interest-free loan to pay back on time in order to appreciate government effort in providing agriculture support services.