The Ekiti State Government on Monday said that it would soon revive its agricultural and rural development programmes through the World Bank’s support for the initiative.
Governor of Ekiti state, Dr Kayode Fayemi stated this while addressing newsmen at his Isan Ekiti country home.
He also said that the government would soon transmit a bill to re-enact the establishment of ”The Ekiti State College of Technical Agriculture,” to the State House of Assembly.
The governor explained that the House would be expected to consider the bill and subsequently pass it into law.
He said that part of the cardinal programmes of his government was reviving agricultural sector and boosting food production in the state.
According to him, the World Bank assisted initiative called “Rural Access and Marketing Programme (RAMP),” will connect Ekiti rural communities to the urban centres and market places.
He explained that the initiative would help provide basic amenities at the farm settlements.
”As a responsible government, we are prepared to give necessary support and incentives to the farmers,” the governor said.