Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has described the coming together of farmers to form a farm settlement as a true story of national unity and integration.
The VP stated this during a visit to the Nigerian Farmers Group and Cooperative Society (NFGCS) farm center located in Gaa’te village, Kokona Local Government Area, Nasarawa State.
Accompanied by the State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, Osinbajo commended the founder of the farm, a former Niger Delta militant from Bayelsa who migrated to the North Central to establish the settlement.
He described the farm as a true Nigerian story of honesty, hard work and cooperation regardless of ethnic differences and social background.
According to him, the farm which started on 3 hectares of land with 1.5m, now occupies 3,000 hectares and is worth about N1bn, with over 300 people employed.
He further revealed that the founder was inspired by President Buhari’s administration who focuses on diversifying the Nigerian economy away from crude oil into critical sectors including Agriculture.
The founder of the farm, Reston Tedheke said he has chronicled the visit as the happiest day of his life while welcoming the visitors to his farm.