As part of the effort to support Agricultural sector in Osun state, a non governmental organisation, Ilerioluwa Development Initiative has begun the disbursement of first batch of loans to women farmer’s in the state.
Speaking during the flag off of the distribution of cheque to benefiting women farmer’s in the state, the President of Ilerioluwa Development Initiative, Mrs Kafayat Oyetola said the loan is aimed to increase the production of agricultural produce in the state.
Mrs Oyetola further stated that the beneficiaries of the loan was drawn on equal basis from the three senatorial zones of the state .
The president of IDI who reiterated the commitment of the NGO said the aim of the organisation is to work towards improving the agricultural sector in Osun in a way that will diversified the economy of Osun noting that the NGO and the present administration in Osun can not afford to neglect the agricultural sector which she said it serves as the main pillar for the sustenance of humanity in the history of Nigeria.
She added that the steps taken by her NGO will also reduce the menace of poverty and also transform the state to an efficient producer of food and create prosperity for actors in the selected field.
The President of the NGO thereafter urged the beneficiaries to use the loan given to them judiciously for agricultural purposes.
Speaking during the disbursement, the Chairman All Farmer Association Of Nigeria Osun Chapter Mr Kayode Afolabi said the fulfillment of the NGO support will go a long way in strengthen food production and also empower the female farmers the do more in agricultural sector and also end poverty in the state.
The beneficiaries now thanked the President of Ilerioluwa Oluwa Development Initiative for being sensitive to the yearnings of the women in agriculture and the state at large.
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