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Southwest Governors to Boost Regional Food Security

Governors from the six southwestern states of Nigeria have initiated a strategic move to enhance food security through regional cooperation. The governors have tasked their respective Commissioners for Agriculture with creating a collaborative framework that leverages each state’s unique agricultural strengths.

The meeting saw the participation of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, Governor Lucky Ayedatiwa of Ondo, Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun, and Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti. The discussions focused on a wide range of regional issues, emphasizing the importance of inter-state collaboration to address food security challenges.

A key outcome of the forum was the decision to develop a working template that will enable the states to harness their comparative advantages in agriculture. By doing so, the governors aim to create a more robust and self-sufficient agricultural sector across the region.

The forum also took the opportunity to commend President Bola Tinubu’s agricultural policy, which they believe aligns well with their regional goals. The governors expressed confidence that the federal government’s policy framework would provide a solid foundation for their collaborative efforts.

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