Methodist Priest Empowers Church Members With Bountiful Harvest
The priest in charge of Methodist Church Nigeria, Egbe Circuit, Egbe Ekiti, Very Reverend Olubunmi Ojo has called on government to assist farmers in Egbe with modern facilities and finance that will enhance their productivity towards ensuring food security.
Very Reverend Ojo, made the call when he presented farm implements to some of the church members with bountiful harvest of yam this year as part of measures to encourage farming among the congregation.
Among the church members who came with the biggest tubbers including, Prince Oluwadare Ige, Mr Sehinde Fabunmi, Gabriel Fabunmi and thirteen other farmers got different items such as hoe, cutlass, chemicals and spraying machine.
In a remark, Bishop of Diocese of Ayedun The Right Revd Omoniyi Ilori, stressed the need for government to give improved attention to agricultural sector which he said was the bedrock of development in many developed nations.
The event was an initiative of Very Reverend Ojo popularly known as Opejole to commemorate the annual circuit harvest of the church.
This year’s programme was held in a low key due to Covid 19 pandemic.
Opejole said “This is an annual program I, Very Revd Olubunmi Ojo, JP often use to present gifts to the farmers who have bountiful harvest for the year.
“This year’s event was graced by the Bishop of Diocese of Ayedun The Right Revd Omoniyi Ilori,JP who was very happy at the practice.
“The first position is Prince Oluwadare Ige, second position, Mr Sehinde Fabunmi while Hon. Gabriel Fabunmi came third with other 13 farmers.
In a statement from the Circuit Steward Prince Tope Adesua called on the state government to come to the aid of Egbe Ekiti to assist with farm tools and upgrade of the roads leading to farm settlements.