As part of efforts to boost food production in kwara and Nigeria, a serving member of the Federal House of Representatives, Abuja, Hon. AbdulYekeen Sadiq Alajagusi has distributed farm tools to over one thousand three hundred farmers in Ilorin West and Asa Federal Constituency of Kwara State as empowerment support.
Distributing the tools to all the beneficiaries on Saturday 27th of February, 2021 at Afon in Asa local government area of the state Hon. AbdulYekeen Sadiq Alajagusi said “the choice of empowerment materials is because of how important farming is to the survival of people irrespective of social status, noting that Asa LG in particular is in forefront when it comes to farming in the state because of ample of fertile land”
The lawmaker also appealed to the farmers not to take law into their own hands when it come to issue of herders and farmer said “ I urge us to always live in harmony with our neighbours if anyone invade our farms with Cows, we should report to the appropriate authorities, and traditional rulers in our various communities instead of resorting to violence”
Hon. Alajagusi also thanked the APC members, people of the two local government areas and state in general for their support and prayers for APC government in the state and Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq administration in particular said the party will not relent in its efforts to bring real dividends of democracy to the populace.
Some of the materials distributed include; farm chemicals Sprayer, Overall rain coat, rain safety boot, hang glove and many more.
Addressing people at the programme, Hon. Abdulwahab Opakunle, a member of the Kwara State House of Assembly said the empowerment is unique because of the kind of materials distributed, noting that it is in line with the needs of the people of the areas and also coming at the appropriate time when farmers are preparing for the next farming season. He also urge the beneficiaries to make proper use of the materials.
On his part, Hon. Olatunji Ambali, a member of the State House of Assembly, who acknowledged political sagacity and leadership role of Hon. Alajagusi in Asa LG said more of such empowerment programme is still on the way and more people will be captured by then.
While commending the facilitator, APC secretary in Ilorin West local government, Mr. Jimba Abdulkadir, who acknowledged that beneficiaries were selected from all the twelve wards in the Ilorin West said the farm tools will go a long way in easing the stress of the farmers and consequently bring surplus of food in the state and beyond.
Also appreciating the facilitator, Alhaji Issa Amosa Afon, who is one of the APC elders in Asa LG disclosed that apart from people selected from wards many were still selected across various communities and groups beyond Asa LGs and appreciated Hon. Alajagusi for impactful representation.
Among the people Present at the programme; Engineer Abdulmumeen Ogele, who represented Governor AbdulRazaq, APC Executive members in Ilorin West and Asa local government areas, Party elders in the state and members of the APC and various communities.