The Chairman, Osun State Agricultural Development Corporation (OSSADEC), Engr. Solagbade Atanda Oladepo, has commended the administration of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola over his continuous support to farmers in the state especially by granting them agricultural loan.
He disclosed this at the first meeting of the board for the year 2014, which held at the Conference Room of the Corporation.
He used the occasion to implore members of the board and the management staff of the corporation to work together for the overall success of the agency adding that, members have to submit their completed code of conduct bureau forms on time.
Engr. Oladepo assured farmers that, they will soon benefit from the agricultural loan and asked for their support and cooperation with the present administration.
Speaking at the occasion, the Acting General Manager, Mr. Kayode Olanipekun said that, banishing hunger and poverty, creating wealth and employment are part of the Six-Point Integral Action Plan of the present administration and assured them that, disbursement of loan will commence by May 2014.
Mr. Olanipekun stated further that, the State Government of Osun under Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola had procured agro-processing equipment such as Cassava Chipping Machine, Grain Processing Machine, Multi-Grain Thresher, Rice Reaper and Yam Flour processing machine for sale to women and youths at 40% subsidy.
He also informed the meeting that, the State Government had further approved a 15% subsidy on agricultural implements such as Harrow, Plough, Rigger and Tipping Trailer which are available for sale at the Cooperation headquarters along Ilobu road.