The former Senate President and Chairman of the Alumni Association of the 3rd Regular Course of the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA), David Mark had commended Governor Fayemi for demonstrating a strong commitment to governance through infrastructural development and implementation of policy and programmes for the betterment of the citizens.
Mark, who disclosed that members of the Association had been in the State for three days, said their visit to some state government projects like the Ikun Dairy Farm confirms the governor’s patriotism and dedication to a better Ekiti.
Senator Mark said the Ikun Dairy farm with capacity for 10,000 litres of milk daily production was an excellent example of the possibility of raring cattle in a manner that herders and farmers’ clashes can be avoided ” and a great way to use agriculture to drive industrialisation”
“I am not surprised at this innovation knowing Governor Fayemi to be an innovative leader. The Diary farm is an initiative that is worth replicating” Senator Mark said.
The Ikun Dairy farm is located in Ikun-Ekiti, in Moba Local Government Area, in Ekiti State, southwest of Nigeria. The farm spans over 1,000 hectares of land area and was established in the early 1980s with hundreds of fattened cows as an integrated agro-allied farm to boost the state’s economy.
As of Thursday, August 27, 2020, it was reported that the Ikun Dairy Farm, which is now fully operational for livestock and milk production following a $5 million investment by Promasidor, increased its total cows to 173 within the next 18-24 months, 10,000 litres of milk are expected to be produced from the factory.
As a productivity and revenue generator, the Ikun Dairy Farm has created hundreds of jobs directly, and indirectly and also improve the economy of Ikun-Ekiti, the host community, surrounding communities, and Ekiti State at large.