Ondo disburses N6m grant to agric cooperative societies




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AKURE – Gov. Olusegun Mimiko of State on Thursday, disbursed N6 million to 12 agro-based cooperative societies as government grant to agricultural production in state.

governor, who was represented at disbursement ceremony in Akure by Commissioner for , Mr Lasisi Oluboyo, said had lined up many programmes for farmers.

He said the Agricultural Project (ADP), the Cocoa Revolution, as well as the Chocolate Academy, were interventions in the sector aimed at making farming attractive to the .

Mimiko added that over 420 hectares of cocoa plantation had been rehabilitated in Oda town in Akure Local Government Area of the state.

The governor noted that the Cocoa Commodity Exchange was established to enhance the and value of cocoa produced in the state.

He explained that the first production the Chocolate Academy had been taken to Europe and the product had been certified well and would soon be available for consumption in the country.

The governor then urged of the agro-based to make good use of the money given to them for agricultural in the state.

The Chairman, Wealth Creation Agency (WECA), Mrs Olafunmiloye, commended the “for the huge investment in .’’

She then urged youths who were passionate about agriculture to join or form cooperative societies so that it would be easier for them to access meant for agriculture . (NAN)