Atotal of N21 million has been paid as compensation to 263 traditional land owning families by the Ekiti government for the land acquired to establish the Ikun Dairy Farm in Ikun-Ekiti, in Moba Local Government Area of the state.
Ebenezer Boluwade, Special Adviser to the governor on Agriculture and Food Security, made the disclosure on Saturday at Ikun-Ekiti, while presenting cheques to the beneficiaries.
The Ikun Dairy Farm was established in 1980, with hundreds of fattened cows, as an integrated agro-allied farm to boost the economy of the state.
Mr Boluwade explained that the farm, which spans across 1,000 hectares of land, was acquired by government for the industrial development of the state.
“We assure the beneficiaries who are farmers, of government’s support such as provision necessary farm inputs to improve and increase crop yield in their new locations.
“We also assure them of employment creation to Ekiti citizens,” he said.
He advised the beneficiaries to cooperate with the government to actualise its set objectives toward the development of the state.
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