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Shammeh pledges to carry along stakeholders in Osun Agric project


By Abolaji Adebayo

The Chairman of Isolo LCDA, Hon. Shamsudeen Olaleye (Shammeh) has cleared the air on the proposed N25million investment in agriculture by the local council which has generated mixed reactions.
Speaking with ECHONEWS, the Chairman said the move is a proposal contained in the 2019 budget which has not been implemented, adding that the council is still deliberating on the modality for the execution of the project.

   Hon. Shamsudeen Olaleye

When the story was published by ECHONEWS, some people praised the move by the local council, saying it is a good initiative that would generate more income for the government as well as creating more jobs for the people of the local council area while some other people queried the reason for choosing Osun state for the farming.

In response, the local council boss stated that the government has to go to where there is availability of land for such kind of farming, saying there is no such mass farming land in Isolo or Lagos state.
“If the Lagos State Government can go as far as Kebbi State and other neighbouring states for its farming business, what stops us from getting the needed land for our own farming project which would have multiplier positive effects on our people?

“If this project is finally executed, it would create many jobs along value chain for our people especially the youths. Apart from that, whatever we harvest from the farm are going to be processed and sold to the people of Isolo at cheaper rates compared to what they would get at the open market.


“However, at this level, though the project is contained in our budget, it has not been implemented; everybody is going to be carried along when it is time for its implementation.”

Meanwhile, Olaleye used the medium to let the people of the local council know that the government is working assiduously towards the development of the LCDA, adding that every project conceived and proposed for implementation is for the growth of the community.