Farmer group, AFAN, launches 2017 Calendar

THE ALL FARMERS OF ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA AFAN LAGOS STATE CHAPTER HELD A ONE DAY PROGRAMME FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE 2017 CALENDAR ON THE 12 OF JANUARY 2017 AT THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE,AGEGE.
THE CHAIRMAN, MR OTUNBA FEMI OKE ALL FARMERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA AFAN IN AN OPENING REMARK THANKED ALL THE FARMERS IN LAGOS WHO WERE IN ATTENDANTS AND ENCOURAGED THEM TO BE OF GOOD COURAGE AS AGRICULTURE IS A VIABLE TOOL TO A NATION.
HE FURTHER SAID THAT AFAN DECIDED TO HAVE THE LAUNCHING OF THE YEARLY CALENDER AND THEY WERE ABLE TO PURSUE A FORIGN LOAN AND WHICH IT WAS APPROVED FOR $36MILLION FROM ABROAD.HE SAID THOSE WHO PAID FOR THE LOANS UNDER THE PRIVATE INITIATIVE WILL BE GRANTED LOANS .
THE CHAIRMAN SAID THAT ALL SECTORS IN FARMINING RANGING FROM LIVESTOCK TO INTEGRATED FARMING EVEN THOSE IN THE THREADMILL WERE PART OF THE PEOPLE THAT WILL BENEFIT OF THE LOAN WHEN APPROVED.HE FURTHER SAID THAT THOROUGH INVESTIGATION IS BEING CARRIED OUT TO IDENTIFY THOSE PAID TO ACCESS THE LOAN AND WHEN DISBURSED THEY WILL ENLIGHTEN THE FARMERS ON HOW TO UTILITILIZE THE LOAN.
HE SAID FARMERS SHOULD WORK IN UNITY AS 2017 WILL BE A BETTER YEAR FOR THE FARMERS AS MOST FARMERS IN THE STATE WILL EXPORT THIER FARM PRODUCE TO OTHER COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD.
THE FARMERS WHO CAME FROM ALL PARTS OF LAGOS STATE EXPRESSED THIER DELIGHT ON HOW THE LOAN WILL GO A LONG WAY IN ENHANCING THIER FARM PRODUCTIVITY AND OUTPUT.THEY SAID THEY WILL LIASE WITH THE STATE GOVERMENT TO GET GRANTS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITIES.
HIGH POINT OF THE OCCASSION WAS THE RECOGNITION AND AWARDS GIVEN TO SOME FARMERS for thier loyalty and perseverance in the farming indusrty.
IN THE CLOSING REMARKS,THE CHAIRMAN AFAN THANKED THE FARMERS FOR MAKING TIME OUT TO GRACE THE OCCASSION AND URGED FARMERS TO BE OF GOOD COURAGE AS AGRICULTURE IS THE BED ROCK OF ANY NATION.

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