To make agriculture a major driver of growth in Oyo State, Nigeria as well as become one of the top 5 agricultural producing States, the state governor and other stakeholders in the state put heads together towards the birth of Oyo State Agricultural Initiative (OYSAI).

OYSAI came to reality last Thursday at the event tagged “AgricOyo” attended by researchers, agro-allied investors, and Gov. Abiola Ajimobi. It was a gathering to contribute ideas and resources in engaging youth and empower them to create a new path for the agricultural sector in Oyo State.

Agri Oyo

Speaking at the event last Thursday, Director-General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr Nteranya Sanginga, said “young graduates come to IITA every Friday of the month to be engaged as casual labourers and you will be shocked to know that some of them are graduates of reputable institutions. We only pay an equivalent of $3 per day and they still besiege us.”

Kicking off the OYSAI project as directed by the state governor to build a reputable status as “food basket” of the nation, a registration platform has been created via the website,, and in the completion of filling the form further information will be sent to potential candidates’ email.


  1. Good thought,may God help the government of Oyo state to achieve maximum objectives of this laudable initiative,in areas of creating job opportunities, boost the economy of not only the state but Nigerians ; making foods available and affordable. . .etc.

  2. I want to commend the idea of the oyo state government in assisting and encouraging the majority engaging in agriculture. lack of proper implementation hass been a mahor problems in most nigeria project in alievating the suffering of the common masses. I encourage government to be more transparent in all their dealings. God blessed oyo state. God blessef nigeria.

    • yes, i guess the oyo state government is beginning to see the importance of agriculture. their commitment towards it will definitely go a long way


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