A member representing Obokun State Constituency at the House of Assembly in Osun State, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, distributed farm inputs and other empowerment materials to farmers.
Some of the materials distributed were herbicides, cutlasses, farm sprayers, cash gifts and clothes among others. About 1,000 people including, 125 farmers, 65 widows, 83 senior citizens, and 486 vulnerable individuals, widows and elderly women benefited from the initiative.
Oyintiloye said the distribution of the materials was part of his gesture to give back to the society and empower his constituents to venture into agriculture.
He further added that the idea behind the distribution of the farm inputs was in line with the FG’s decision to encourage agriculture, saying, “my constituency is made up of agrarian communities and 75 per cent of the residents are farmers”.
He added: “This distribution is as a result of baseline studies of the need of the people in my constituency, materials are not just being distributed, they were chosen after due consultation, who all reiterated my belief that the appropriate empowerment material for my people are agricultural inputs”.
He further stated: “I am convinced that these materials, with the various support from the state government would assist farmers in this constituency to increase their yields”.