Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to continue to invest in agriculture and partner with relevant stakeholders to find a lasting solution to the problem of food insecurity, as the state marks the World Food Day.
The Governor said one of the key mandates of his government is to support food production for the masses, and ensure that extreme hunger and starvation are curtailed to the barest minimum.
Represented by the Deputy Governor Kayode Alabi, the governor expressed concern that despite the importance of food to mankind there are millions of people around the World facing chronic hunger. He said all hands must be on deck to address the hunger crisis.
The Governor, who was speaking at the Summit which was jointly organized by the state Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Kwara Agriculture Network, with the sub-theme: “Harnessing Agricultural Potential in Kwara state; Roles of Agricultural Financing and Technical Advisory services said the sub-theme aligns with the administration’s effort on the need to foster collaborations to improve access to finance as well as extension.