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Ogun State donates 1000 bags of rice to OAU students (Read Details)

The Ogun State government has donated 1,000 bags of rice to students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) at Ile-Ife in Osun State.

Speaking on behalf of Governor Ibikunle Amosun at the ceremony for this year’s edition of Ife Festival of Food and Identity, organised by the Institute of Cultural Studies of the OAU, Deputy Governor Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga said the government was committed to initiatives to boost food security.

Amosun said the state had developed agricultural initiatives to address food security.

He noted that his government had invested massively in Ofada rice to make the staple easily available.

“Agro-business with its attendant value chain has the potential to change the story of our nation’s excessive and dangerous dependent on oil. The government of defunct Western Region under the late Papa Obafemi Awolowo demonstrated the huge benefits that we stand to gain from agriculture. What is more: this beautiful university is one such proof.”

OAU’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede said the food festival was designed to showcase the rich diversity in Nigerian cuisine and delicacies, thereby creating awareness on our rich food culture

Ogunbodede said the festival was organised to celebrate African culture within a “medley of traditional and contemporary performances, dances, music, theatre, adult and children’s cooking corner competition, food tasting, symposium, art and photo exhibition”.

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