Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan.
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero has charged Nigerian youths and the Federal Government to support the local food production to put an end to food Importations in the country.
Ado Bayero who was a special guest at the Titan Farms First Year Anniversary in Ibadan on Tuesday urged the youths to emulate the Chief Executive Officer of Titan Farms, Aare Gbenga Eyiolawi to ensure the country have Independent food that will be more than sufficient for the entire masses in the country.
Alhaji Bayero while briefing journalists at the event maintained that, you can see that this program is so important that’s why all of us in the Northern part of the Country are presently here to give our collective supports to the young CEO, who has done a lot in his capacity to ensure that the country is free from importing foods stuff from other countries.
He said, the youths should key into this laudable project, stressing that they need to take a cue from Gbenga who is a youth, they should engage in local food production through agricbusiness, this will make our country a food Independent nation, I mean, the process will put our nation on the food production list, and with that, there will be food for us all in abundant.
“Our government should look and make the area of local food production their priority like they have promised, this will produce more job opportunities for our youths, as well produce more food for the entire citizens of the country and it will be a betterment for us all. Alhaji Bayero added.
In his remarks at the event, the Ooni of Ife His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi who was ably represented by Oba Kemade Elugbaju called for supports of traditional rulers towards ensuring that local food production is a sustainable one.
He said, some of our youths are so serious and we have to support them to thrive in their legitimate businesses, we have to give them all the support they needed to succeed in their businesses.
Also in his contributions at the event, the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar also said the important of local food production cannot be overemphasized in the country.
He also called for traditional rulers to support Titan Farms to ensure successful in his contribution to the development of the country, stressing that his contributions has provided job opportunities for the youths and as well providing food for the masses.
Among other dignitaries at the event are the Olubadan of Ibadanland Oba Saliu Adetunji, Hon. Shina Peller, Oba Abdul Ganiy Adekunle the Aseyin of Iseyin, Mrs. Bolanle Sarumi Aliyu and others.