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AFE BABALOLA DOLES OUT N13M TO EKITI FARMERS

 

Afe Babalola doles out N13.2m to Ekiti farmers

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Afe Babalola

Legal icon and Edupreneur, Aare Afe Babalola (SAN) gave out N13.2 million to farmers in Ekiti State on Sunday.

This, he said, was part of efforts to encourage farming and lift farmers financially.

Babalola, who is also the founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), is reputed to be the biggest farmer and highest taxpayer in Ekiti State.

The gifting of money to farmers took place at the grand finale of this year’s edition of the Annual Afe Babalola Agricultural Expo and UNESCO Youth Empowerment, held at the university’s sports pavilion.

At the event, Mr Aribasoye Emmanuel, from Ado Local Government Area, got the star prize of N2 million as the overall best farmer in the state for the year.

The five best farmers in each of the 16 Local Government Areas, got N250,000, N150,000, N100,000, N75,000 and N50,000 respectively.

Babalola said distributing money to hardworking farmers on annual basis was a fulfilment of his dream.

“This is in the realisation of my dream. It all started like a dream which translated into reality in 2015.

“The dream was my burning desire to make people realise that farming is a divine vocation.

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