Ekiti Government Restates Commitment to Cocoa Cultivation

 

By RAZAQ BAMIDELE

The Ekiti State Government has reiterated its commitment to improve on the cultivation of Cocoa in the state to make it one of the fore-most cocoa producing states across Nigeria.
The Director-General, Office of Transformation, Strategy and Delivery (OTSD), Prof. Mobolaji Aluko made this known during a meeting with members of the Cocoa Development Association in his office.
Prof. Aluko affirmed that the development of Agriculture remained one of the major focuses of the Kayode Fayemi-led administration as about N40million has been set aside for the establishment of Cocoa Clonal Garden/Cocoa Rehabilitation in the state.
The Director General guaranteed continued collaboration between the State government and the farmers which, according to him would assist to revive Cocoa production in the state.
The Chairman, Ekiti State chapter of the Cocoa Development Association, Hon. Francis Ibitoye, who spoke on behalf of all Cocoa Farmers in the State, expressed the Association’s   readiness to
partner the government for   development of agriculture in the state.

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