The Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has been advised to invest more in agriculture to boost food production, tackle hunger and create jobs for teeming youths.
A socio-cultural organization, the Achievers Group, said: “It is not acceptable that Ekiti people should complain of hunger when the state is capable of providing enough food to feed the whole nation.”
In a statement on Thursday by its president, Femi Jegede and publicity secretary, Raphael Adeyanju, the group noted that government can replicate the success it recorded in the education sector, If it can devote the amount of time and energy it gave to the education sector to Agriculture.
“We are confident that Governor Fayose can use agriculture as a tool for tackling the recent food crisis facing our nation, using Ekiti State as a starting point.
“The government can also use this as an opportunity to engage our youths on farms and keep them away from crimes.”