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No fewer than 450 farmers have been trained by the Senator representing Ogun West Senatorial District, Senator Tolu Odebiyi.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the senator facilitated another massive agricultural empowerment training programme for over 450 people drawn from all the 59 wards that make up Ogun West Senatorial District.
The senator also nominated political and community leaders in Ogun West Senatorial District.
The five-day agricultural value chain tagged ‘Promotion And Development Of Horticulture (Vegetable)/Maize and cassava Value Chain, monitored by Centre for Management Development (CMD), commenced on Monday 29th August, 2022 and ended Friday 2nd September 2022.
The training was aimed at boosting food security, enhance productivity, increase incomes and creating new employment opportunities for the people in the Senatorial District.
Representing the Senator at the training venues, Mr. Kolapo Owolabi who is a Senior Aide of the Senator noted that the multi-pronged empowerment opportunity is a testament to the fact that Senator Odebiyi is a thoroughbred professional, promise keeper and a true friend of the masses.
He further said that, this programme forms part of the efforts of the Senator to combat food insecurity and boost economic growth in Ogun West.
Starter packs and items such as Cassava presser, fabricated hammer mill, Chipping machine, Cassava grater, Cassava peelers, Pruning knives, Petrol Grinding machine, Vegetable cutters, Pruning secateurs, Refrigerator and others were distributed to beneficiaries at the training.
The beneficiaries not only commended the people-oriented Senator for bringing the much needed agricultural training programme to their various communities, but also promised to make good use of the knowledge and skills acquired during the trainings.
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