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Agriculture has been identified as pillar for the sustenance of humanity.

Osun State Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola stated this during empowerment programme for women vegetable farmers in the state organised by Ilerioluwa Development Initiative.

Mr. Oyetola maintained that funding agriculture sector would boost the nation’s economy and ensure food security.

The Governor who commended women for embracing farming both as vocation and profession noted that empowering women is key to improve on the economy of any family.

He described vegetables as very important diet as it contains vitamins necessary for the body.

Mr. Oyetola urged beneficiaries of the soft loan to ensure quick refund of the loan so as to afford other farmers benefit.

Earlier in an address, the wife of the Governor who is also the President of Ilerioluwa Development Initiative, Mrs. Kafayat Oyetola said the Women Farmers’ Empowerment Scheme was aimed at making women financially independent in order to support their family expenses.

Mrs. Oyetola advised the beneficiary if the soft loans  to make judicious use of the loan and return it for other farmers to access it.

Funmi Adekoya

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