Hon. Sesan Olowa’s Transformative Initiatives: Boosting Agriculture and Revenue Generation in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government

Kakalistiq.com reports that Hon. Abdullahi Sesan Olowa, the Chairman of Ibeju-Lekki Local Government, has embarked on a series of transformative initiatives aimed at delivering the dividends of democracy and enhancing development in the area.

Hon. Sesan Olowa

In a recent tour on March 3rd, 2024, Hon. Olowa joined hands with the Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Honorable Abisola Olusanya, to announce a groundbreaking agreement between the Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture and the Ibeju Lekki Local Government. This agreement will establish cassava plantation hubs in Ibeju Lekki through a new Out-Grower Scheme, which is set to revolutionize agricultural practices and boost economic opportunities for farmers in the region.

The Out-Grower Scheme, designed to organize artisanal farmers into clusters for cassava cultivation, promises a range of support measures, including land clearing, the provision of seedlings, access to credit finance, and marketing assistance. This collaboration signifies a significant step towards increased agricultural productivity and prosperity for the local community.

To ensure the effective implementation of the Out-Grower Scheme and achieve its objectives, Hon. Olowa inaugurated a 9-man technical committee comprising dedicated individuals with expertise in agriculture on March 8, 2024. Dr. Isa Fadulai, an Associate Professor of Agriculture, was appointed as the Chairman of the committee, which will oversee various aspects of the program, including land clearing, agronomy training for farmers, and pest control measures.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Hon. Olowa expressed confidence in the technical committee’s ability to deliver tangible results and leave a lasting impact on agricultural development in Ibeju-Lekki. He also extended appreciation to Commissioner Abisola Olusanya for the state government’s support and recognition of Ibeju Lekki as a potential food processing hub.

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Ibeju Lekki Chapter President, Mr. Taiwo Kadiri, commended Hon. Olowa’s administration for the revolutionary strides in the agricultural sector, emphasizing the fortunate position of farmers under the current leadership.

In another bid to boost the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the Council, Hon. Abdullahi Sesan Olowa organized a 1-day training on digital applications for revenue generation on March 5, 2024. The training, facilitated by the Ibeju-Lekki Revenue Board in collaboration with Centrify Platform Limited, aimed to equip Revenue Officers and Agents with digital revenue collection skills through e-ticketing applications. This initiative is part of the ongoing efforts by Hon. Olowa’s administration to reform revenue collection processes and enhance service delivery to the people of Ibeju-Lekki.

The training program witnessed the active participation of key stakeholders, including the Revenue Vice-Chairman, Hon. Shafari Saheed, Heads of Departments, Area Officers, and other relevant personnel, highlighting the commitment of the local government to modernize revenue generation and ensure efficient utilization of resources for community development.

Hon. Abdullahi Sesan Olowa’s visionary leadership and proactive approach to governance in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government have set a new standard for transformative initiatives and sustainable development. The establishment of cassava plantation hubs through the Out-Grower Scheme signifies a significant leap toward agricultural modernization and economic empowerment for farmers in the area. Additionally, the focus on digital revenue collection reflects a commitment to efficiency and transparency in governance, paving the way for enhanced service delivery and community welfare.

     

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde

I am Kaka Babatunde, a budding academic researcher and media enthusiast whose experience in the media industry spans 3 years under @Ekohotblog as a field reporter. I'm a writer, serial volunteer, and community and youth development enthusiast whose collaborative efforts have immensely contributed to nation-building in Epe LGA, Lagos.

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