The Director of Strategy and Communication of the Gobir Organization Foundation Mr. Charles Olufemi Folayan has announced that the Gobir Farmers Support Project will move to Ilorin East and Moro Local Government Areas of Kwara State from Monday 15th of June, 2020.
Speaking to journalists after an inspection tour of the 300 hectares of land acquired by the Gobir Organization Foundation for the Gobir Smart Farm project in Moro Local Government, Folayan said, the tractors acquired by the Gobir Organization have almost completed work in Asa Local Government, and that Ilorin East/ Moro are the next Local Governments on the list.
He said, the Organization has attended to over 150 farmers in the last one month and have completed operations on about 100 hectares of land at a subsidized rate of nine thousand naira (N9000) per operation. Brand new tractors with ploughing, harrowing and ridging tools are being used, resulting in speedy and efficient operations.
He further explained that the tractors would continue to work on the farm land of the existing farmers in Kwara State. However, plans are in top gear to kickstart the training of young farmers for the Gobir Smart Farm Project as soon as the ban on public gathering imposed by the Government as a result of the coronavirus pandemic is lifted.
He noted that, over 500 young people have registered at the Gobir Organization office and also through the Gobir Organization website portal to participate in the Gobir Young Farmers Program. This is an indication that Kwara youth are ready to embrace agriculture.