By Adeola Badru
IBADAN-THE Aare Ona-Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Otunba Gani Adams has sent a clarion call to governors in the South Western part of the country to allocate ten percent of their budget to improve agriculture in order to ensure food security and creation of jobs.
Otunba Adams made the call in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, Tuesday, while speaking with journalists on the need to pay attention to agriculture as one of the means to economic survival of the country.
He noted that it is high time the Yoruba state governors stopped paying lip service to the improvement of agricultural sector in the region, saying that the region consumes products worth over 10 billion naira imported from the north on daily basis.
The Aare Ona-Kakanfo implored the state governors to tap from the blessed fertile lands across the region to improve agricultural tourism and lives of youths through job creation.
Adams, while challenging Yoruba indigenes all over the world to prioritize propagation of Yoruba culture and traditions, opined that it was imperative to honour gods through the promotion of culture and traditions to salvage Yoruba race from the abyss of failure and retrogression.
“I want to urge the Federal government to improve on the state of tourism in Nigeria and more importantly, to designate tourism zonal coordinator in each state to manage and promote all tourist sites across the country,” Otunba Adams added.