The Senator, representing Lagos West constituency at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, has distributed seedlings to farmers across the senatorial district and beyond.
The move is to achieve food security in the face of agricultural production disruptions of recent times.
Senator Adeola while distributing the agricultural seedlings at the Lagos State Television premises, Ikeja, according to his Media Adviser, Mr. Kayode Odunaro, said it was part of his efforts to alleviate poverty among its constituents.
The Senator who was represented by Barrister Babatunde Rajh-Label, the director-general of Senator Adeola Support Groups, said the gesture was aimed at equipping farmers to be able to provide needed food items for the district and reduce total dependence on food items from other parts of the country.
Senator Adeola used the occasion to advice youths to embrace agriculture and agricultural value chains because southwest Nigeria is blessed with arable land that can be used to cultivate all sorts of food items all year round.
Also speaking, the leader of Agbe Loba Group in Alimosho Area, Mr. Felix Faturoti appealed to the government at all levels to make access to loan easier for farmers in order to assist them to acquire some farm equipment and machines.
He added that other political office holders should emulate Senator Adeola whose direct impact on thousands of constituents are undeniable and there for all to see.
Among the seedlings distributed includes improved variety of melon (Egusi) seeds, Pumpkin (Ugwu) seeds, maize seed, plantain suckers and cassava stems.