Educate Farmers on FG Incentives, Afenifere Tells Governors

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, has urged governors in the South-West region to educate farmers in their states on various agricultural incentives provided by the federal government.

It said farmers in the South-West states were not aware of available incentives and grants by the federal government.

The Afenifere made the call at its caucus meeting held at the residence of its leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

Spokesman for Afenifere, Jare Ajayi, who spoke to journalists after the meeting, said the caucus was worried about the possible extinction of the Yoruba language.

Ajayi stated that parents and governors were encouraged to protect the Yoruba language.

He recognized and commended Kole Omololu as Acting Secretary-General of the group.

He said: “The Afenifere meeting, encouraged the state governors in the Yoruba-speaking states to make it easy for farmers in their respective states to be able to assess these facilities at the federal level.

“It’s of great concern to the meeting that many parents are not speaking let alone teaching their children what that language anymore, we create a positive danger of extinction soon the meeting is there to and encourage all parents to not only be speaking the language in their homes.

“The farmers said there are some facilities that they learnt are available with the government, particularly from the federal level that they are not enjoying.

“The meeting of the Afenifere caucus today, however, encouraged these people to continue to give people the information about the available facilities in some cases where they learned that there are situations where the state government needed to pay counterpart funds to be able to assess for our farmers to be able to access this funds from the federal level.”