We are now looking into agriculture, to empower our youth and bring another dimension of sustainability to Ile-Ife. More widespread, this will facilitate us to overcome the challenge of unemployment in the nation.
Nigeria has an abundance of natural resources. 80% of the land is arable yet less than 40% of it is cultivated.
This is why over 6000 people were employed to execute the task at hand. Many of which included the widows, most of them victims of Ife-Modakeke war of many years. We are all one now and the only war we are going to fight is the economic war.
The Federal Government, Osun State Government and the Ooni of Ile-Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi on Wednesday June 8, 2016 flagged off cashew plantation in Ogudu area of Ile-Ife, Osun state.
Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture, Alhaji Audu Ogbe led the Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and Ooni Ogunwusi, Ojaja II to officially inaugurate the cashew plantation in the state.
Osun State is the first state to embrace such an initiative , it is a new dawn for the youths and the people of Ile-Ife, as we embrace agriculture to help both generate income and overcome the challenge of unemployment in the nation.
This is the first of many agricultural initiatives.