Ogun State civil servants are to be allocated land for agricultural purposes.
Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, stated this while speaking to reporters during the visit of the Presidential Task Force on Agricultural Commodities and Production led by Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Dakingari.
Amosun said the government took the decision as a way to improve food production, ensuring food security and improving workers’ personal income.
He added that the civil servants will only be free to work on their farms after office hours and public holidays as they will perform their duties during the statutory five working days.
Amosun, therefore, counselled the state civil servants to take advantage of this opportunity when the scheme is fully on board.
Explaining the government initiative further, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Steven Ipinniwa, said each interested civil servant will be allocated two hectares of cleared land at designated sites while government will also assist them with input.