Food Security My Priority, Aiyedatiwa Tells Farmers

July 6, 2024

Ondo State governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has said the priority of his administration is to ensure food security.

Governor Aiyedatiwa said he was pursuing the agenda with genuine commitment.

He said his administration would soon roll out new programmes in the agriculture sector that would benefit every player in the value chain.

The Ondo governor spoke while addressing Ebira farmers at the palace of the Ohinoyi of Ebira in Owo, Owo Local Government Area.

Represented by his deputy, Dr. Olayide Adelami, Aiyedatiwa assured Ebira farmers of adequate support to ensure food security in the country.

“Top on the agenda of Mr Governor is food security and we are pursuing it with a lot of commitment. We have programmes for every socio-economic category in the society. We need your unreserved cooperation.

“This overwhelming support speaks volume and we will never take it for granted. I will go back home and report to my principal all that I have seen here,” he said.

The Ohinoyi of Ebira in Owo, Isa Ahmed, who thanked the governor for the visit, said the Ebira community would support the APC in the November 16 governorship election.

Isa described Governor Aiyedatiwa as a detribalised leader who has been fair to all, regardless of ethnic, religious and political affiliations.

“He is our son, in whom we are well pleased” the Ohinoyi spoke of Adelami.

“Yours is a victory ticket,” he said

The Ohinoyi prayed for the success of the November governorship election in the state, and for the victory of the governor.

Spokesmen for the community, Isa Onimisi, said the Ebira people were predominantly farmers, who have been contributing greatly to food security in the state.

He called for more representation of the Ebiras in government.