Wife of the Governor, State of Osun, Mrs. Kafayat Oyetola has expressed her satisfaction over the turnout of women to farming.
Mrs. Oyetola expressed this at Aurora Conference Centre, Osogbo while inaugurating Vegetable Farmers Empowerment Programme by the Ilerioluwa Development Initiative where about 1500 farmers participated.
She said the Agricultural sector has been the main pillar of human existence, thus, very important to embrace farming.
The President of the IOD initiative, Mrs. Oyetola noted that the vegetable scheme was a fractional aspect of the programme adding that it is born out of the ingredients embedded in vegetable consumption which enables to kick against diseases.
In his address, the Governor, State of Osun, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola explains that the nutrients embedded in vegetables consumption cannot be over emphasized.
The Governor admonished the farmers to take it as a business adding that it serves as a means of livelihood.
Governor Oyetola implored the farmers to utilize the loan for the purpose it is meant for and return it within the given period to enable others benefit from the scheme.
Earlier, Chairman, Osun Farmers Association, Mr. Kayode Afolabi eulogises the giant step of the first lady, Mrs. Kafayat Oyetola in changing the orientation of farmers to yield bountifully.
He noted that the scheme is a Direct Impact Intervention Programme.
The vegetables which includes seeds of spinach, okro, pepper among others were later distributed to farmers drawn across the local governments of the state.