Osun School’s Farm Gets Federal Aid

Filed in News by on November 17, 2017

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture has assisted the Osun State College of Education at Ila-Orangun to cultivate 50 hectares of cassava farm.

Chairman of the school’s Governor Council Niyi Akande spoke at a meeting with the chairmen of Ila and Ipa Central local government areas.

He said the Federal Ministry of Agriculture supported the institution to enhance the economic diversification agenda of the Federal Government – from oil to agriculture.

The chairman noted that apart from diversification of the national economy, the Federal Government intended to use the school’s farm as a pivotal project for the academic researches of other institutions and agricultural farms in the Southwest.

According to him, the ministry assisted the college after its officials’ thorough assessment of the facilities on the ground at the school farm.

Akande said the second phase of the agric project, which he said include planting of maize, additional cassava, vegetables and fruits of about additional 100 hectares, would start during next year’s raining season.

He added that the college had begun a large scale poultry farm and fish production to boost the school’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and make its agric students acquire a practical experience about their courses.

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