Farmers in Asa local government of Kwara state under the National Fadama Development Project have lauded the Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq for the payment of counterpart fund for FADAMA projects in Kwara state.
In a statement issued Monday by the Chairman of FADAMA farmers in Asa, Alhaji Isiaka Salala and the Secretary, Alhaji Raheem Atanda, the local farmers described the gesture as a step in the right direction and an astute move by the present administration to promote agriculture in Kwara state.
While explaining that past administrations have paid lip service to agricultural development in Kwara, farmers in Asa local government said Governor Abdulrasaq’s move has proved his readiness to grow the sector as being demanded by the farmers.
Commending him for the gesture and assuring him of the farmers support always.
They also expressed hope of an equitable and beneficent return as well as other efforts targeted at making Kwara an agricultural hub in Nigeria.
Governor Abdulrasaq had last week approved immediate payment of about fifty million naira as counterpart funds for FADAMA project in Kwara.
An initiative of the World Bank, FADAMA is a project that seeks to empower local farmers with some funds to boost their production of staple foods like rice, cassava and sorghum in irrigable land area.