In a bid to boost cash crops production in Idanre local government area of Ondo State, the Caretaker Management Committee under the leadership of Honourable Jerome has distributed cocoa seedlings to farmers within the Council area.
According to a statement by Olasunkanmi Fayato, who is the Head of Agriculture department, while distributing the Cocoa seedlings, he said the specie is known as “Hand Polinated Amazon” and is the best specie so far in the world.
The Chairman of Idanre local government, Hon. Akinsuyi Jerome said the idea was prompted because of the fact that more than 95 per cent of residents in Idanre were farmers, hence there is the need to encourage them to produce more.
Hon. Jerome Noting that Agriculture remains a very large employer of labour, he encouraged the people to pay serious attention to it, which he said is lucrative enough to develop the economy of the local Government area and Ondo State.
“Without any doubt, the distribution of cocoa seedlings will in some years to come boost the cash crops production which will eventually boost the economy of Idanre, Ondo State and Nigeria at large. The Council Boss conclude.
The occasion was witnessed by All the Supervisory Councillors of the council, deputy director of Agriculture Service, Idanre local government, Mr Akadiri Adesina, beneficiaries of the programme amongst others.