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Yesterday, about one thousand, five hundred constituents who are farmers benefited from the mechanized farming equipment provided by Hon. Shina Peller.

The Federal House of Representatives member made the farming tools available to them to aid their farming business.

The Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa Federal Constituency Representative opined that due to the hardship caused by the scourge of COVID-19, it is high time to focus on the competitive advantage of the Oke-Ogun zone, being agrarian with great agricultural potential.

“The negative effect of COVID-19 on our economy and the need for us to diversify our economy from mono (oil-driven) to a productive agricultural economy influenced my to decision to initiate Shina Peller Agricultural Technology Empowerment (SPATE) 2021 with theme: Boosting Oke Ogun Economy through Mechanized Farming”.

“The time has now come for us to retrace our step and diversify the economy of our nation from mono economy (oil driven) to a more reliable and more sustainable agricultural economy which has the tendency of revamping our economy and guarantee food security for all and sundry”, he said.

Peller noted that sustainable mechanized farming, will help to enhance land productivity, facilitate timeliness and quality of cultivation.

He added that it will also reduce burden of labour shortages in farming and more importantly, it will alleviate poverty, aid food security, and on the long run, improve their livelihoods.

Speakimg further, he said, “Oke Ogun is an agrarian region with great agricultural potentials that can help contribute to Nigeria’s economic growth, but our farmers lack necessary modern-day agricultural tools needed to make farming less cumbersome, yet more lucrative”.

In addressing this, Peller provided mechanized agricultural tools such as electronic knapsack sprayers, motorized fertilizer applicators, motorized seed planters, harvesting machines, grass cutters and weeding machines.

“I believe that after this empowerment, our farmers will begin to perform better and with less energy to attract greater results”

By oyonews

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