Ojodu residents who are graduands of the recently concluded One Month Intensive Agricultural Training Progamme today visited the Chairman of Ojodu LCDA to show appreciation for the training which was facilitated by the administration of Hon. Segun Odunmbaku.
The Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture training which was specifically targeted at young people, retirees, entrepreneurs, graduates and secondary school leavers was facilitated and fully paid for by the administration of Hon Segun Odunmbaku to train farmers on
agricultural enterprises like Poultry, Crops, Piggery, Fishery, Cattle, Sheep and Goat, Snail, Rabbit /Grasscutter rearing and Farm Management at the Farm Service Center at Oko Oba.
The graduands who appreciated the Chairman for the opportunity to learn new farming methods and skills given to them through the program spoke through their Team Leader, Seun Olowolade who said the purpose of the visit is to express gratitude for the training opportunity and they also solicit for the Council’s support through capital, machinery, tools and other essentials to practice the skills and agricultural practices learnt at the training.
Hon. Segun Odunmbaku while welcoming the graduands said as a farmer himself who is versed in agribusiness, He intends to introduce the graduands to another level of innovative agricultural technology which is soilless farming to further deepen their knowledge and expertise. He further went on to explain the soilless farming is an innovative agricultural practice of growing crops without soil.
He also said the council is looking forward to further supporting the farmers in all aspects and announced that procedures would be put in place to create cooperatives for the farmers while Ojodu LCDA would serve as the offtakers for the farm produce of these trained farmers at the Ojodu Food mart that is in the pipeline to be established soon.
The meeting which became an exchange of ideas on agricultural practices and innovations between the farmers and the Chairman who is an agro-entrepreneur himself afforded the graduands to gain from the Mayor’s wealth of experience
In attendance at the meeting are the HOD Agricultural Department, Mr Lateef Otukoya and Youth Ambassador, Mr Luqmon Apampa.