Ogun State: Government meets with farmers & herdsmen to foster peace
Mrs Abosede Ogunleye, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, said at the meeting in Abeokuta that the effort would help the state in its quest to emerge the food basket of the nation.
” The dry season is fast approaching and we expect an influx of herdsmen in the state.
“The government wishes to acknowledge and commend the leadership of the state branch of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) and the All Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (AFAN) for the synergy between the two groups.
“We hereby assure you that government is committed and will continue to put measures in place to ensure the provision of a conducive environment for your businesses to thrive,” she said.
In his remarks, the state Chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdul-Mumini, commended the state government for the proactive step.
The state AFAN Chairman, Mr Segun Dasaolu, also commended the state government for the initiative.