By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has flagged-off harvest of maize in Usugbenu farm settlement in Irrua, Esan Central Local Government Area of the State, recovering public trust in his memorandum of understanding (MoU), which had been put to question by his political opponents, ahead of the September 19, 2020 Governorship election in the State.
Briefing reporters after the flag-off on Tuesday, Candidate of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) for the September 19, 2020 Governorship election in the State, Governor Godwin Obaseki whose charity is working on feeding the nation, assured that the tons of grains from the 475 acres in these season will not only put food on the table of Nigerians, but the excess would be sold abroad.
He said the feat was achieved through the government efforts aimed at encouraging young Nigerians in the State to venture into mechanised farming and agripreneurs.
Obaseki, assured that the farmers in Usugbenu, Ugboha in (Edo Central) and Sobe, Warrake and Agbede in Edo north Senatorial districts of the State are expected to embark in rotational farming after the harvesting is completed in these season.
According to him, “Haven’t you seen for yourself what we are doing? They said that we haven’t done anything.
“We have several of three farms and agricultural investments across the State where we are encouraging people to go into mechanised farming.
“These is one of the Communities where we are showing the way by encouraging young people to go into clusters and agripreneurs.
“As you can see, the farm is ready for harvesting”, he said.
Our Correspondent reports that the operator of the harvester simply identified as Mr. Danjuma, was on ground during the visit to the farm settlement in which the Government provided, ploughed and provision of high quality seedlings and fertilizers and other logistics to the farmers.
On Friday last Week, Governor Godwin Obaseki led members of Edo PDP campaign team to assess the progress made so far in Sobe farm settlement in Owan West Local Government Area of the State where he vowed to raise a new generation of farmers in the State.