Oyo, firm partner to end farmers’ post-harvest losses

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The Oyo State government and a post-harvest processing company, Rontol Farms have partnered to end post-harvest losses by farmers in the state.

Governor Seyi Makinde and the founder of the company, Mr. Adeleye Oyebade, a retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), made the disclosure at the inauguration of Rontol Processing Plant at Ilora Farm Settlement in the state at the weekend.

Makinde, who inaugurated the plant said: “The inauguration of this Rontol factory is proof of matching words with action by our administration. He got a land from Oyo State government. This is just the beginning.”

The governor also promised to ensure that the 11-kilometre road that leads to the plant from Ilora Town is tarred under the initiative, Rural Access and Marketing Project (RAMP) very

His words: “The road you requested that we should tar, there is a programme that we call Rural Access and Marketing Project (RAMP). The 11-kilometre road is in it and it will start very soon. I am sure there are other roads within this farm estate that we will do again because the RAMP for the remaining part of this year, we should construct over 200 kilometres of rural roads. You also asked for transformer, consider it done.”

leged to interrogate, arrest and prosecute a lot of people in the line of duty. Although, the law has to take its course, I always had an inner bitterness, a show of guilt consumed me from the inside when I heard justifications provided by some of these youths for getting entangled in the crimes they were accused of.

“I am often forced to do a comparison of our days to the present day vis-a-vis what the future holds, if something drastic is not done to salvage the situation. Then, I asked myself what else can I do to make a difference in the coming generation.”

The commissioning was also attended by dignitaries, including the Oluwo of Iwo in Osun State, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi; Commissioner for Agriculture in Oyo State, Muyiwa Ojekunle; Director General, OYSADA, Dr. Debo Akande; A member of Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Seyi Adisa, representing Afijio State Constituency, and the Chairman, Niji Farms, Mr Kola Adeniji.