Kwara community donates 100 hectares for farm estate

THE National Agricultural Land Development Authority has disclosed that a community in Kwara has donated 100 hectares of land for the development of a farm estate

The Executive Secretary of NALDA, Paul Ikonne, said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, while announcing the development of the new integrated farm estate in Agbeyangi community, Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State.

Ikonne, in his statement, disclosed that the government planned to engage over 2,000 farmers in farming and animal husbandry, providing employment and eradicating food insecurity.

He was quoted in the statement as saying, “We are here to inspect and accept officially the 100 hectares of land donated by this community for NALDA’s integrated farm estate which the President mandated us to develop in all the senatorial zones to achieve food security and create jobs.

“The contractor has done a very good job in clearing the provided land and the community as well is willing and ready to be engaged in this commendable landmark of the Federal Government. This also has afforded us the opportunity to educate the community that this project belongs to them.”

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