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Insecurity: Oyo vows to secure farmers


Oyo Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Monday reassured residents that the state would double its efforts to protect farmers and their farms from criminal activities of herdsmen and hoodlums.

State Executive Adviser on Agric Business, Debo Akande, made this known to newsmen in Ibadan.

Akande who doubles as the Director-General of Oyo State Agric Business Agency noted that the state is working on tactical and strategic approaches to secure farms.

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The government also noted that it was concerned about the insecurity especially in Ibarapa and Oke Ogun areas which had stopped some people from visiting their farms.

According to him, efforts had been mapped out to deal with the situation, adding that the plans would be made public very soon.

“It is a concern that people that are working so hard that we are all fed are now having issues engaging in their activities that they should do without any fear. However, for us as a state, we don’t do fire brigade approach.

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“We are following tactical approach and strategic approach to ensure farm security. But the issue of security is not what you announced anyhow. But I can assure you that the state government under Governor Seyi Makinde is ensuring that farms are secure and farmers and others are safe.

“A committee has been set up to ensure farm security headed by the Chief of Staff. Both the tactical and strategic approaches towards securing our farms will be made known very soon,” he said. (The Punch)

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