Osun Govt, JDPMC partner to empower Farmers through CBN Loan

In recognition of the Justice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre of Osogbo, most especially her efforts, giant strides in human development and behavioural objectives which were considered worthy of emulation in governance, the Government of Osun led by the administration of Gboyega Oyetola has sought partnership with JDPMC Osogbo to empower local farmers in the state through Central Bank of Nigeria’s Loan Scheme.

The Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Hon.Adedayo Adewole disclosed this in his office at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security during an Advocacy Visit by the Justice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre (JDPMC), Osogbo.

Hon.Adewole said there was no doubt that JDPMC’s interventions in the agricultural sector had been one of the focal points of his Ministry which he described as a call for emulation and coordinated synergy through partnership. Against this backdrop, he therefore declared intention of his partnership with JDPMC and urged the advocacy team to collect the Data of all the rural farmers at her disposal and forward it to the Ministry so as to benefit from the Apex Bank Loan.

He further commended JDPMC for its spirited efforts towards promotion of Agricultural Development, Food Security and Sustainable Growth in the rural communities of which he attributed to the dedication and commitment to serve the humanity while appealing to all Nigerians to borrow a leaf from the attitudinal tree of the JDPMC.

Reacting the Assistant General Coordinator of the JDPMC, Rev.Fr.Stephen Okurumeh appreciated the Hon.Adewole for acknowledging the efforts of the JDPMC. Fr. Okurumeh reiterated the commitment of the JDPMC in making life better for the poor and partnering with people of goodwill who were capable of engineering as well as entrenching the positive change the nation truly desired.

Bank of Agriculture and JDPMC collaborate to give Loan to targeted Rural Community Farmers in Osun.

In attempt to increase agricultural practice indexes in Nigeria thereby boosting food security system and giving a push to her Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the economy ranking, the Bank of Agriculture in collaboration with the Justice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre (JDPMC), Osogbo set to give Micro-Credit Loan to the targeted rural community farmers across Osun state.

The Manager of the Bank of Agriculture, Osogbo branch, Osun state, Mrs.Olukemi Olusesi disclosed this during a partnership meeting with Rural Development team of the Justice Development and Peace Makers’ Centre which was held in Oke-Ayepe, Osogbo.

Olusesi said the Micro-Credit Loan became necessary so as to communicate agricultural empowerment crusade to the community farmers at the grassroots, where seventy-five percent of the food productions were being largely produced. She also noted that, the effort would go a long way as it had the capacity to give local productions a strong push at the international market.

“There is a need to bring this knowledge of truth to the grass roots in order to help and build the rural community farmers’ capacity, given to the fact seventy-five percent of the farm produces emanate from them and by so doing we are giving economy of the nation a better push and face lift,

Our background check and record of the JDPMC really justified it, for this reason, Bank of Agriculture is pitching it tent with the JDPMC of all Non-governmental Organizations in the Osun State. We have done it together before and this is why we are doing again”.   

Speaking, the General Coordinator of the JDPMC, Rev.Peter Akinkunmi represented by the Chief Finance Officer, Mr.Patrick Osunkolati assured the team of bank of Agriculture that management of the JDPMC would develop a framework to the effect and ensure that the identified opportunity is effectively and efficiently harnessed.

The Programme Manager of the Rural Development Programme of the JDPMC, Mrs.Onaolapo Morenike stated that RUDEP team in her usual manner would initiate monitoring mechanisms to see to the appropriation of the Micro-Credit Loan thereby avoiding misplacement of priority on the part of the programme and target beneficiaries.