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Osun Chief Whip To Empower Farmers Through Koko-ola, Doles Out 20,000 Seedings

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An agricultural wealth creation project tagged “Ife North Cocoa Revolution – Koko Ola” is set to begin in Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State.

Initiated by Hon Babatunde Olatunji who represents the area in the Osun State House of Assembly, the project seeks to provide 20,000 free hybrid cocoa plant seedlings named “Koko Ola” to farmers in its first phase.

According to Olatunji, the effort is a pragmatic economic diversification and wealth creation drive which seeks to further justify the mandate of his constituents.

The lawmaker who is also the Chief Whip, Osun State House of Assembly noted in a release that the goal of “Koko-Ola” is to harness the opportunities in Cocoa farming for the benefit of his people.

He said “Koko Ola” is about wealth creation and economic emancipation of the people. An average cocoa tree can live upto 100years and be harvested for about 70years.

“We will not be in public office forever, but we will constantly strive to make impacts that will outlive us, both in office and in life.”

The Chief Whip, Osun State House of Assemly explained that Finals of the ‘Tunde Olatunji COVID-19 essay Competition comes up on Day 2 and winners will be given prizes like Laptop computer, Palm top and Printer.

“It has been one year and five days in service as the representative of Ife North at the state parliament for another term. I thank my people for the privilege and to God be the glory.”

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