Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said the coming together of communities in Hadari Emirate District in the Kokona Local Government Area of Nasarawa State to form a farm settlement was a true story of honesty, hard work and cooperation.
The settlement, under the auspices of the Nigerian Farmers Group and Cooperative Society, was established for the production of livestock and crop products.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President (Media and Publicity), Laolu Akande, said Osinbajo, accompanied by the Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, said this on Thursday during a visit to the NFGCS Farm located in Gaa’te village, in the Kokona LGA
Osinbajo, said, “I have seen a lot of hope that indeed this country can work and work very well again.
“If the people of this community can do all of what we are seeing here today, growing rice, other grains and also selling the products, I am very sure they will soon start exporting it; I think this is how it should really be.”
The NFGCS farm, which was founded by an ex-Niger Delta militant, Retson Tedheke, started with three hectares and N1.5m in 2017, now occupies 3,000 hectares and is worth about N1bn, with over 300 people employed.