March 23, 2018

FOOD SECURITY: Gani Adams urges S’West govs to set up agric commission

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams

By Dapo Akinrefon

Lagos—THE Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams, has called on state governors from the South West geo-political zone to establish the Southwest Agric Commission, SWAC, to leverage on the agricultural potentials in the region.

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams

Speaking at the grand finale of the Eledumare festival held at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, Adams restated the need for the Yoruba to celebrate God by organizing a festival solely for the Supreme Being.

He said the 8th edition of the festival began 21 days ago, with a series of activities.

He said: “God is worthy of worship and praise is the only key that opens all doors. Our organisation, the Oodua People’s Congress, OPC,  the Olokun Festival Foundation, OFF, is the only group that celebrates Eledumare Festival and I am indeed very grateful to God that we are all alive to witness this glorious day. Considering the tremendous growth in our group, most especially, on the strength of our group in the Diaspora, the Oodua Progressive Union, OPU, in 79 countries in the world, I am pleased to tell you that our best is yet to come,” he stated.

While tasking the southwest governors to promote sports and agriculture, by establishing what he named Southwest Agric Commission, SWAC, he said: “By this, we can leverage on the agricultural potentials in the west.  I have it on good authority that Lagos state  alone consumes between 13,000 and 15,000 cows daily, totalling about N3 billion, while other states in the southwest also consume about 10,000 cows totalling N2 billion daily.”