Ondo agric policy will berth economic prosperity, say USAID/PIND
Assessing the agricultural policy of Ondo State, the Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement (SACE) programme has assured that it would lead to economic prosperity and development of the country.
At the validation exercise jointly organised by USAID/PIND in partnership with Life and Peace Development Organisation (LAPDO) in Akure, tagged:
“Building on Ondo State Agricultural Policy Outcomes,” last Wednesday, SACE’s facilitator, Prof. James Okunlola, said it was an update on government policy review made last month by the MDAs and private sectors to enhance the agricultural sector, so as to make it a business among other things.
Okunlola, who is a Professor of Agriculture in the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), noted that the SACE initiative is driven towards transparency, accountability and good governance.
He added that it was a merger of past government policies with the current agricultural policy of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu-led administration to create viable economy and massive employment.
He identified poor policy implementation as the bane of development in the nation, saying, “If we are able to implement and take agriculture serious Nigeria will not depend on oil.”
The Senior Special Assistant to the governor, Pastor Akin Olotu, who declared the programme open, said it was in tandem with the blueprint to progress, which is the working document of Governor Akeredolu to prioritise agriculture, create wealth and employment for the people.
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