By Fatima Muraina
Ondo state Agricultural Inputs Supply Agency AISA, has said that it will introduce irrigation tools to her stock for farmers’ assessment.
The Administrative Secretary of the Agency, Mr. Adeola Akinyugha made this known in a chat with The Hope yesterday.
Akinyugha said the agency will add fishing gears and nets, water pumps and irrigation sets.
He said the idea is to ensure that fish farmers and the FADAMA people also benefit from the state government’s gesture to get their farming input at highly subsidized rate and having them delivered to their door steps.
He called on other farm commodities associations that could not get their required inputs to notify the agency so that they can be added in the supply of agro chemical inputs for their easy assessment.
The Administrative Secretary, disclosed that agricultural inputs are now on high demands.
“The Agency always patronise reputable Agro dealer companies that attests and conforms with NAFDAC and Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) which are the regulating bodies to certify all goods that relates to Food and Agricultural Organisation of the World.
He applauded the Government of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, for performing creditably well in the agricultural sector in ensuring food security in the State.
“The government ,during the 2022 fiscal year, approved a sum of N50 million for the Agency where a substantial amount was accessed to ensure efficient inputs service delivery to farmers in the State.
Also, a sum of N72 million was also approved for the Agency in this fiscal year. The Agency is currently selling inputs in 11 out of the 18 farm service centres,” he stated.
He however mentioned some of the service centers to include: The Akure central depot, Akure South at the Agency headquarters office, Iju, Idanre, Bolorunduro, Ile Oluji, Oka, Ondo, Isarun, Owo, Oka Akoko, and Ikare as he disclosed that government efforts to reconstruct other Farm service centres that were razed down by EndSars protesters are on top gear.
He however appreciated the state agro dealers, but that they should endeavour to register with the state government for better working relationship and smooth business transactions in the state.