The Chairman Governing Council Chairman of Federal College of Agriculture, Akure (FECA), Chief Bayo Oyero, has urged all colleges and institutes of agriculture in the country to emulate the initiatives and projects going on in FECA, so as to expedite the agricultural policies of the Federal Government.
Oyero stated this when he led a delegation of the council to the palace of the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo, seeking more cooperation to reclaim over 825 hectares of FECA land stolen by land-grabbers.
He lauded the college’s management for its innovations and initiatives, especially the Vitamin A cassava and maize, bio-fortified restaurant, store, value chain opportunities, academic programmes and the school admission, which rose to 13 programmes and 467 new students respectively in 61 years.
He stressed that the college is partnering with the state, Federal Government and other stakeholders to end the menace of unemployment in the country, especially through the “Youths on the ridges” programme where 18,000 youths are trained in FECA.
Oyero, in company of the Provost, Dr. Adeola Odedina and other management team, said the visit was to solicit more support for the institution against trespassers.
“The Kabiyesi is on our side, we don’t have any problem; his forefathers gave the land to the government, whoever is claiming part of it now must show evidence that one Deji or the other had given him the piece of land.