Kwara FADAMA Empowers Farmers with Productive Assets
Kwara Fadama Project has presented productive assets to farmers across the Local Government Areas in the State.
This is in its quest towards improving agricultural produce and bettering the economic status of farmers in the State.
The productive assets, acquired by the Kwara State Fadama World Bank-assisted Project, were presented to farmers as part of the present Administration’s resolve to revolutionize agriculture and encourage women and youths in agricultural production.
The productive items delivered included Gari Sieve Machines, Rice Threshers, Maize Sheller, Cassava ( Gari) Grater, Palm Kernel Cracker, Palm Kernel Striper, Rice Milling Machines, Manual Parboiling Machines, Gari Frying Pan, Palm Oil Extractor and others
Delivering the assets to the beneficiaries, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Hajia Mariam Nurudeen Mohammed, charged the farmers to make use of the assets judiciously as intended by the benefactor.
She, however, warned them against re-sale of the assets, noting that such will not bring out the desired goal targeted by the Kwara State Government.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Coordinator, Fadama NG-CARES Office, Engr. Dr. Busari Toyin Isiaka, described the gesture by the State Government as part of the democratic dividends promised by this administration.
He commended the State Government for distributing the items which are to better the lives of the beneficiaries, highlighting the various schemes the Government has embarked upon for the benefit of the farmers in the State.
Dr. Busari assured farmers in the State of sumptuous agricultural opportunities lined up for improvement and regeneration of agricultural production.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries after receiving the agricultural tools, Alhaja Simiatu Asunmon thanked the Government for giving impetus to the farmers in the State and promised to use the assets in accordance with the purpose for which they were provided.
The beneficiaries, who cut across the sixteen Local Government Areas in the State, are Simiatu Asumman, Dauda Saad, Saka Azeez, AbdulRahman Aminu, Abubakar Aliyu Kazeem and Jones Fadimula.
Others are Ahmed Abdullahi Shuaib, Sunkanmi Ibiyinka, AbdulRahman Abdullahi I., Latifat Ibrahim, Oloruntoyin Mohammed Baqir Akorede, Lanre Maigidansanma, Abdul-Ganiyu Taibat Alake, Adebo S. Jeremiah, Ojomu Funke.
Also, Hafsat Idris, Adeo Faith, Mufutau Miss, Haruna Yakubu, Ibidun Arowosaye,Yunus Hakeem Kunle, Folorunsho V. Opeyemi, Bukoye Abiodun and Abdulkadir Zainab benefited from the tools distribution.
Dr. Sangodare Ayinla,
Project Communication Officer,
Kwara State Fadama NG-CARES Unit