By Fatimah Adedeji
The Caretaker Chairman, Lagelu Local government area of Oyo State, Honourable Abdulahi Kelani has expressed the determination of his administration to boost the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the council area through agriculture in order to advance the economy of the local government.
Hon Kelani made the point while addressing journalists on his plans to improve the economic level of the area and as well impact meaningfully on the life of the people.
The council chairman who blamed the dwindling economy and IGR of the local government to poor administration of the immediate past government under the All progressive Congress (APC), said necessary machinery would be put into motion to revive the economy of Lagelu local government and achieve the new feat.
He said: We have plans to restore the economy and IGR of Lagelu council through agriculture. This is in line with the agricultural programme of Governor Seyi Makinde to boost food production and generate employment for the youths.’
“We are preparing 50 Hectares of land to produce cassava. Maize and other crops, we are expecting support from the government too to enable us achieve success in the projects.
“We will resuscitate our poultry farm, Gaari industry and also fish farming among others to boost the (IGR).
Hon Kelani, while thanking the lawmaker representing Lagelu State Constituency, Hon. Olajide Akintunde for his support and leadership roles in the area said he has been talking with the Director of Agriculture on how to actualise the Agricultural projects.
On the success of Amotekun, Hon Kelani commended governor Makinde and other south west governors for the feat, just as he promised to support the initiative in his council area.