Ogun Seeks Establishment Of Dams To Boost Farming
The Ogun State government says, it is collaborating with the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, for the establishment of two irrigation dams, to assist in the intervention programme, which would boost farming in the State.
The Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs Adepeju Adebajo, made this known while receiving the management of Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority, during a courtesy visit to her office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, said preliminary work was already underway for the irrigation projects, cited at the Ikenne and Ijebu-Idode Farm Settlements.
‘The Ikenne Irrigation dam will be 2,500 hectares of farmland, while that of Ijebu Idode will cover 1,000 hectares.
“The dam will also assist the State government intervention programme in the area,’’ she said.
She added that the projects which are expected to be completed by the end of the year would benefit the host communities and the farmers.
Earlier, the Managing Director, Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority, Mr Olufemi Odumosu commended the State government for its readiness at all times, to accommodate Federal government intervention projects, saying this has made the State a destination of choice, not only for Federal projects but other industrial and international interventions.
Odumosun said the project would improve on the existing infrastructures at the two farm settlements, as well as internal road network, leading to the settlements.