Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has described the discovery of oil as replacement for farming as one of the greatest calamities that befell Nigeria.
Akeredolu stated this at the weekend during the distribution of 450,000 cocoa and 25,000 cashew seedlings to farmers at the Federal College of Agriculture Akure (FECA).
He said the initiative was part of the government’s drive to boost the state’s economy through agriculture and agribusiness; and to restore the glory of the state as a foremost cocoa producer in the country.
“Let us go back to agriculture. Oil has brought us back because we don’t know how to use it,” he said.
In another development, the governor has said that the provision of accessible, affordable, qualitative health care and social services delivery are parts of the five points agenda of his administration.
He stated this in his office in Akure at the weekend when he received the new national executive members of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), led by Samuel Adekola.
Akeredolu, who expressed the readiness of his administration to employ more health workers in the state, especially pharmacists, said he would make effective and quality healthcare accessible and affordable for the people.
Meanwhile, Adekola, has urged the Federal Ministry of Health and the state government to address the delay in mobilising graduated pharmacists for NYSC scheme due to inadequate offices for their one-year compulsory internship.