Ogun Agric Team Holds Brainstorming and Strategic Session, Calls for Redoubled Effort
The Ogun Agric Team held their brainstorming and strategic session for the year 2021 at the State Veterinary Hospital, Ita-Eko, Abeokuta as the State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina urged members of the State Agric Team to redouble efforts in the New Year.
While declaring open the brainstorming and strategic session, he thanked God for the successes recorded in the outgone year and charged the Agric Team of the Ministry to brace up and redouble effort in order to surpass the achievements of last year.
Odedina appreciated the governor, Prince (Dr.) Dapo Abiodun for support given to the Ministry.
The commissioner said that, “We are privileged to be in charge of Food Security, Industrial Linkage, Land administration among others, accounting for the influx of investors into our dear State. I sincerely appreciate you all, during the outgone year, we were not found wanting, that doesn’t mean that there is no room for improvement.
“We are more of social technologists, we should have good relationship with our clients, attend to people with courtesy and let’s keep our record. As we forge ahead in our drive to implement our agricultural plans and programmes, I urge you all to be more productive, focused, friendly and firm even as we attend to our farmers with courtesy and good relationship,”
He said the state government was working with the Federal Government and private sectors to promote the consumption of Vitamin A and bio-fortified food as well as sensitizing the people on the need to grow nutritious food.
He assured that the Ministry would create a feedback mechanism across the 20 Local Government Areas where enquiries on any of its programme would be promptly responded to, just as the Agro-shop located at the State’s Secretariat would serve as linkage centre.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Dotun Sorunke who also spoke at the event, acknowledged that year 2020 was an eventful year with the Ministry making many giant strides that more positive development will be witnessed this year which will require retrospect with a view to adequately evaluate and empower implementers of government programmes with ideas of government on Agriculture in order to drive the agenda.
He also appreciated the governor, Commissioner and the entire Agric Team, hopping that more lofty agricultural programmes would be witnessed this year.
Present at the event were the Senior Special Assistants to the Governor on Agriculture, Dr. Angel Adelaja-Kuye, Tolu Bankole as well as the top echelon of the Ogun State Agricultural Development Programme (OGADEP), Ogun State Economic Transformation Programme (OGSTEP) The Cassava Revolution Programme, Ogun State Agriculture Corporation ( AGROCORP) and the State’s Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP), FADAMA Project, Nigeria Cares as well as Directors and their Deputies, among others.
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