From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
In its efforts to boost productivity and service delivery, the Kogi Agricultural Development Project (ADP) has paid all the allowances of all its agricultural extension workers in the state.
The Managing Director of the ADP, Mr Oyisi Okatahi, made the disclosure while addressing the extension workers at the ADP headquarters in Lokoja over the weekend.
Okatahi said that the payment of the allowances was approved by Gov. Yahaya Bello, to encourage the workers to continue to develop farmers and equally generate revenue.
According to Okatahi, the ADP is no longer only a cost centre but now a revenue generating arm of government.
He commended the governor for his benevolent and commitment to staff welfare in spite the paucity of funds in the state, saying it was difficult to satisfy all the demands.
He, therefore stressed the need for public institutions to begin to look inward and think on ways to generate revenue.
He restated that the Kogi ADP would continue to engage in farming and value creation to generate funds.
He added: “If government agencies can see governance as both public service and business driven, revenue generation will easily be achieved