IWO – The Coordinator of Fadama III Project in Osun State, Mr Ganiyu Adediji, said on Tuesday that the state government had expressed the readiness to support the extension of Fadama Projects.
The five-year World Bank-assisted project targeted towards poverty alleviation and food security in the country, started in March 2009 and expired in April 2014.
Adediji told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Iwo that the state government had written to the Federal Government, calling for its extension.
Henoted that the project had provided employment, food supply and other gains for the people of the state.
He said that Gov. Rauf Aregbesola, had directed his Special Adviser on Agriculture and Food Supply to convene a meeting with stakeholders in the agriculture sector.
The meeting, the coordinator said, has only one agenda which is to facilitate the extension of the project.
Adediji, who described Fadama projects in the state as successful, said it had impacted positively on the lives of the people, created employment and ensured alleviate poverty among the beneficiaries.
According to him, the state government is awaiting the response of the Federal Government.
“The state is collaborating with relevant Federal Government agencies to secure the extension of the project meant to attain food security for us as a nation,’’ Adediji told NAN.
He urged the Federal Government to push for the extension of the project to further enhance growth in the nation’s economy. (NAN)