The Kwara State Governor has approved the distribution of hybrid Cocoa seedlings to Cocoa Farmers in the state.
This is contained in the press release by the Press Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Yusuf Ganiyu Adebisi on Wednesday.
He explained that the distribution exercise is parts of the efforts of the administration of AbdulRazaq to reduce the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in the State’s Agriculture sector.
The Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muritala Olarewaju in a statement enjoined the concerned individuals and Associations to be in attendance at the flag-off of the distribution exercise slated for Thursday September 10, 2020 at the Ministry’s Headquarters in Ilorin.
The statement noted that expected attendees at the flag-off ceremony as stated by the Commissioner include:
Cocoa Farmers Association of Nigeria (CFAN), Cocoa Association of Nigeria (CAN), H.O.D Agric of the 8 Cocoa producing LGAs, Local Governments Directors of Personnel Management and at least 5 Farmers and other top government functionaries.225