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Kwara govt. charged on food security

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The Kwara state has been urged to collaborate with federal Government on Silos in Oke-Oyi and Lafiagi with a view to making grains available during Scarcity in the State.

This is part of the resolutions reached by the state House of Assembly ,after considering a Motion titled “Putting Oke- Oyi and Lafiagi Silos into use” raised by a member representing Ekiti Constituency Hon. Felicia Ebun Owolabi .

Reading the resolutions of the House, the Speaker Dr. Ali Ahmad who expressed confidence that the collaboration between the 2 tiers of government on the Silos in the state would go along way to ensure food security,’said the state government should explore its Public Private Partnership Structure to reactivate the moribund Silos in the State.

The Legislature equally urged the State government through its KP–3 to liaise with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in fast tracking the reactivation of the Silos, to further enhance the well-being of the People of the state.
A Member representing Ekiti Constituency Hon. Felicia Ebun Owolabi, had while raising the Motion, enumerated the importance of Silos in ensuring food Security, expressed concern that the 2 Silos, had not been put into judicious use to boost food production in the State.
She said the revitalization of the Silos in the State, would further boost food production and enjoined the State government to put necessary structure in place, in buying food produce from farmers in the State for save keep and injection into market to alleviate the suffering of the People during food scarcity.

Other Members who spoke on the Motion, emphasized its importance in using agriculture to diversify its source of funding and enjoined the state government to collaborate with the federal government in reviving the two Silos in the State.

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