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Food Security: Kwara Directs LGA’s To Embark on Agro Allied Ventures

By Dare Akogun

As part of its quest in improving internally generated revenue and food sufficiency, the Kwara state government has directed all the 16 local government administrations in the state to embark on agro- allied ventures.

The state commissioner for local government, chieftaincy affairs and community development, Hon. Aliyu Kora-Sabi rolled out the measures in Omu-Aran, Irepodun local government area, during a two- day seminar tagged, “Towards Government Revenue Enhancement, Poverty, Poverty Alleviation and Food Security”.

Kora–Sabi said, “Since we are all aware that local government is the closest tier of government to the people, there is, therefore, the need for a well-structured administration that would help in bringing about all-round development to the grassroots.

“As regards the provision of basic amenities for the people, through available resources, by involving them in agricultural enterprises, that would effectively drive revenue generation through the participation of agro-allied businesses is imperative,” he added.

He expressed optimism that at the end of the seminar, participants would have been exposed to the modern techniques of agriculture in the areas of production, marketing, finance and most importantly the entrepreneurial aspect of farming, which would be further domesticated and put to practice across the various councils in the state.

He stated that the administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is interested in the survival and progress of the local government areas across the state.

Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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