Osun Offers Rams, Cows For Sale At Affordable Prices

Date Posted: October 3, 2014 at 6:50 am

timthumb (4)To alleviate the burden of high costs of rams for the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir, Osun State government has flagged off the sale of rams at affordable prices to the people.

Flagging off the sales at Oloba Farm Settlement located in Iwo, Governor Rauf Aregbesola said the gesture was part of his administration’s efforts to make life abundant for the people of the state.

Speaking through the secretary to the state government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, Governor Rauf Aregbesola explained that the sale of rams and cows at the Oloba Farm Settlement was not only for Muslims but for all the citizens, adding that his administration embarked on the rearing of rams and cows since 2012 at the location to capture at least 10% of the meat consumption of Lagos State after meeting the local needs of the Osun people.

According to the governor, the project, under the Osun Rural Enterprise and Agriculture Programme tagged ‘O REAP’, has not only provided meat and boosted the state’s economy but has also provided employment for youths and enhanced food security which is one of the six action plans of his administration.

He said, “The rams that are being offered here are of the highest quality possible. This is the product of our effort at best practices in partnership with Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Oluponna Fish Farming Educational Resource (OFFER) Centre, Oluponna and International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)”.

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