The Ondo State Governor, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Thursday, enjoined the Caretaker Chairmen in the 18 local governments to key into agriculture as a form of job creation, entrepreneurship and industrialization.
Akeredolu made this known during a meeting with the 18 local government Caretaker Chairmen in Akure.
The Governor explained that Agriculture was the key to massive infrastructural development and its maintenance.
He instructed the Caretaker Chairmen to make available one hundred hectares of land in each local government for farming for people of the local government.
We need the land for our rice farming, cassava, corn and for many things.
“You must as well, work on rural roads, not your local government headquarters alone.
There must be access roads in your time, whatever it will cost you, do a road to one rural area and let me come and see that you have done it to one farm. Construct culverts and bridges,” he said.
Responding on behalf of others, Mr Augustine Oloruntogbe, Akoko South-west Local Government Caretaker Chairman, appealed to Gov. Akeredolu to allow the revenue accruable to local governments get to them to enable them effect their plans.
“Almost all revenue accruable to us has been taken over by the State Government, so we are looking forward to your help because we can’t rely solely on what we are given by state government otherwise our planning will not be effective.”
He also appealed to the governor to urgently find a solution to the absence of light in Akoko area and south senatorial district.