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EKITI L-PRES TARGETS LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION TO CREATE WEALTH, EMPLOYMENT

…….as State Implementation Unit of L-PRES presents 2024 Annual Workplan and Budget to State Steering Committee

L-R: Special Adviser, Security, Gen. Ebenezer Ogundana, Director, PR&S, Mr. Omolade Adeleye, Commissioner, Industry, Trade & Investment, Hon. Omotayo Adeola, Commissioner, Agriculture and Food Security, Hon. Ebenezer Boluwade, Commissioner, Public Utilities & Infrastructure, Prof. Bolaji Aluko & Commissioner, Women Affairs, Mrs. Peju Babafemi

The State Steering Committee Chairman of the Livestock Productivity and Resilience Support (L- PRES), Hon. Ebenezer Boluwade has expressed readiness of the project to leverage on Livestock Production to create employment for Women and Youths in the State.

Boluwade disclosed this when the Project’s State Implementation Unit presented the 2024 Annual Workplan and Budget ( AWP&B) to the State Steering Committee of Livestock Productivity and Resilience Support (L-PRES) Project in Ado-Ekiti.

He said government would maximize the opportunity of the project to improve Productivity and Commercialization of targeted Livestock Production Systems and also strengthen the resilience of livelihoods including those affected by Farmers -Herders Conflicts.

He stressed that the project would boost the internally generated revenue of the state by strengthening the resilience of the key players in poultry production, sheep, and goat, abattoir operations, cattle market and development in the State.

In his welcome address, the State Project Coordinator, Mr. Olayinka Adedipe said the project would create wealth and job opportunities for Woman and Youths while People Living with Disability (PLWD) would be not left out.

Mr. Adedipe said the project is aimed at some identified components which include; Institutional and innovative Systems Strengthening, Livestock value chain and enchantment, Crisis prevention and Conflict mitigation, Project Coordination and Management and Contingency Emergency Response Component.

He further explained on components which Commercialisation and value chains of a business activities in the creation of a product.

Adedipe said to fostall crisis between Farmers -Herders Conflicts, security would be put in place and operations tools would provided where crisis emanated.

In his response, Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akintunde Oyebode stressed that the project needed to capture aggressive poultry Management Systems and value chains in Commercialization of Livestock and other pasture production to boost internally generated revenue for the State and Marketing Strategy of Livestock Production in the State.

In his remarks, the Commissioner for Public Utilities and Infrastructure, Prof. Bolaji Aluko advised the Technical Committee to focus on achievable and important project in the estimated Budget so that the project would can accomplished to benefit the State.

In her Opinion, Commissioner for Investment, Trade and Industry, Hon. Omotayo Adesola noted that the project should capture Public and Private enterprises to improve the State economy and people in the Livestock Production cycle.

In her goodwill Messages, Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs. Peju Babafemi said awareness and mobilization campaigns among Women needed to bring Women in Agriculture to the Project while the project would empower Women to be involved in Livestock Production for the sustainable livelihoods.

In his contribution, the Special Adviser on Security to the Governor, Gen. Ebenezer Ogundana (Rtd) said security of lives and property is paramount in order to achieve better results not to jeopardize the aims and objectives of the project and prevent the crisis of Farmers -Herders Conflicts.

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  • Oladimeji oladapo Samuel
    9:45 am June 16, 2024

    Good morning sir/ma well done please we need the website to be able to register for some of my farmers thanks so much for your consideration

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