Lagos, Nigeria, November 21, 2022 – Agbeyewa Farms, Africa’s budding diverse and dynamic agro-allied farm located in Ekiti state, Nigeria through the Agbeyewa Farms Community Development Foundation is pleased to announce a charitable contribution in the amount of N50,000,000 (Fifty Million Naira) to host community, Erinmope-Ekiti as support for long-term infrastructural development of the community and to provide business grants for the youths and women of the community.
This commitment follows the pledge made by the Chairman of Agbeyewa Farms, Niyi John Olajide during the coronation ceremony of the 20th Obaleo of Erinmope-Ekiti, HRM Oba (Dr) Sunday Aniyi where Olajide assured the new king of Agbeyewa’s dedication to achieving shared prosperity for all stakeholders of the farm starting with the host community, Erinmope-Ekiti.
The presentation of the cheque took place at the palace of the Obaleo of Erinmope-Ekiti by the Agbeyewa team led by the Executive Director of Agbeyewa Farms, Mr. Dele Odufuye who presented two cheques in the sum of Forty Million Naira (N40,000,000) and Ten Million Naira (N10,000,000) respectively to the leaders and representatives of the community.
“We understand the importance of community development and giving back as a business objective. When the community we operate in and its people flourish, so do we! That was the motivation behind the institution of the Agbeyewa Farms Development Foundation and the reason for the pledge made by our Chairman, Niyi John Olajide during the coronation ceremony few months ago. We are grateful for the opportunity to fulfill this pledge to you in suitable time” Mr. Dele Odufuye said while presenting the cheques to HRM Oba (Dr) Sunday Aniyi in the presence of the traditional and group leaders of the community.
While acknowledging the presentation made by Agbeyewa Farms Community Development Foundation, HRM Oba (Dr) Sunday Aniyi said “I am immensely proud of our son, Niyi John Olajide for this generous donation to our community. Agbeyewa Farms has shown that they are extremely passionate about us which is expressed by the various humanitarian services offered to the community.” He also gave his assurance that the funds will be utilized by the community for developmental efforts.
Erinmope Ekiti is an ancient town of Ekiti State in Moba Local Government Area. The town which is also the hometown of Niyi John Olajide plays host to the xxx hectares of farmland currently cultivated by Agbeyewa Farms making it home of the largest farmland owned by a single entity in Ekiti state.