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Cooperative group to build 1,000 houses each for farmers in 36 states

A group, Agro-Allied Commodities Cooperatives, is collaborating with the Federal Government to build 1,000 houses each for farmers in the 36 states of the federation.

National Housing Programme
National Housing Programme estate in Kaduna

The President, Global Mechanised Farmers Initiative Worldwide, Yeye Oodua Agbaye of Ife Kingdom, Hajarat Adeyeye, made this known while addressing newsmen in Abuja.

Adeyeye said that the initiative would help raise the living conditions of Farmers in the country.

She said that the Federal Government under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu had pledged total support for the housing project.

Adeyeye described Agro-Allied Commodities Cooperatives as a surest way for technological advancement, adding that it also ensures food security for the growing population in Nigeria.

“With all these advantages and benefits in Agro Allied Commodities Cooperatives, Nigeria can soar high among the comity of nations of the world in no distant time.

“90 per cent of the total agricultural production comes from small holder Farmers, but agricultural services are not tailored towards the needs of small holder farmers in the country,” she said.

Adeyeye explained that there was need to improve implementation of different strategies that would bring significant improvement in agricultural productivity.

This, she added, would help to increase farm related employment and incomes as well as promote better nutritional services at all levels.

“Consequently, for Nigeria to be great, it must start with a very strong foundation for Agro-Allied Commodities Cooperatives and services in the value chain system,” she said.

Queen Adeyeye was joined by the new President, Agro Allied Commodities Cooperatives Services of Nigeria, Professor Williams Ijoma, and other stakeholders in the Cooperatives Societies.

Eight Cooperative Societies and Companies were in partnership with the Federal Government through the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) to provide palliatives for farmers in Nigeria.

By Ibironke Ariyo

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