Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, will tomorrow flag off Accelerated Agricultural Development Programme (AADP) in Sobe, Owan West Local Government Area of the state.
This was as the government called on residents of the state to avail themselves of the programme, which was capable of raising more than 2,000 agricpreneurs and millionaires.
A statement from the Office of the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Godwin Obaseki, revealed that poverty would suffer a debilitating blow in the state and as people would have no excuse to be poor with the anticipated flag-off of the Avant-Garde Agricultural Initiative holding in Sobe on April 7.
The statement further said that about 1,000 hectares of land had been set aside in Sobe for the pilot scheme and the government would train interested people in the provision of agricultural services and machineries.
The statement reads: “Governor Obaseki is very passionate about agriculture in the state. Where else in the country will you find the kind of opportunity Edo is providing for our young ones? Prospective farmers in other states are busy collecting loans with interest rates to get their dreams of venturing into agriculture going, but here in Edo, you really do not need a huge financial capital, especially skyrocketing loan interests.”