By Jordan Akpata
In keeping with his Administration determination to boost Agricultural and the Educational Sectors in Kogi State, Governor Alhaji Yahata Bello has commission 100 Tractors along with some instructional materials to aid farmer and teachers in the state.
During the commissioning of the tractors and learning material at the township stadium on Wednesday, The Governor said the incentive were exclusively meant for the Farmer, woman, youth, teachers.
Which is part of his effort to create a conducive learning for teacher, pupils, employment and income for the citizen.
Governor further disclosed that the launching of the tractor, first commerce in 2017 and 2018 respectively, Stressing that his administration is committed to boosting of Agricultural sectors in the state.
He added that his government has created value cluster system through Agro-processing Productive Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) were both Women, Youth and Farmers are provided with both implements, incentive and 2 Million Naira each to engage in poultry and other farming activities in their community.
“Where we have been engaging in agricultural activities to enable our farmer produce enough food for our purpose and even for export to generate income.
As the Flood reciend we are preparing to empower farmer in affecting Local Government area by flood to perform optimally so that they can regain what they have lost to flooding he said.
he urge beneficiaries of the tractors to utilize the tractor judiciously to the purpose of what it was meant for.
Earlier in his Remark the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Alhaji Salami Ozigi Deedat said The commissioning of the Tractors is in line with the desire and quest of the Administration to identify the basic and fundamental factor that will accelerate the solio- economic development of the entire State.
“The decisions of 100 Tractors to the 21 Local government areas is not only unprecedented in the history of Kogi State but a major revolution in Agricultural sectors that has the capacity to guarantee food security in the State” he said.
“He pointed out that the lofty initiatives of the State Governor through all inclusive governance is what prepared the hernessing and mobilization of resources by the 21 Local Government to procure these Tractors and Educational material being distributed.
Goodwill messages was delivered by respective and relevant bodies.