According to him, the high yield seedlings, cassava stems and chemicals distributed will enhance food production in the state.
He said his administration valued the contribution of the people of Oke-Ogun, who were predominantly farmers, to the food security of the state.
“That is the reason this administration awarded the Ibadan-Iseyin road to contractor.
“The road, when completed, will make transportation of farm produce to cities easier.
“Plans are also underway for rehabilitation of over 1,000 kilometres rural access roads across the states,’’ Makinde said.
The governor further said that his government would soon open another 6,000 hectares of land for cultivation in Ilero area of the state.
He advised beneficiaries of the seedlings to maximise the opportunity, promising that his administration would always support and provide assistance to farmers.
Earlier, Mr Jacob Ojekunle, the State Commissioner for Agriculture, expressed appreciation to the governor for the provision of the seedlings.
Ojekunle urged the farmers to plant the seedlings and put more efforts in their farming activities.
“The present administration will always stand with you,’’ the commissioner said.
The beneficiaries expressed appreciation to the governor for the gesture.
The beneficiary LGAs are Atisbo, Orire, Afijio, Onaara, Iwajowa, Ibarapa North, Oluyole and Ibarapa East.
Edited By: Chinyere Bassey/Abdulfatah Babatunde (NAN)