FARMLAND ACQUISITION TIPS..
Mr African- farmer, formally known as Mr Afi-Oluwa Mogaji change his name when he won the NYSC farmer' Award for introducing bee keeping to Jigawa state.he is one major beneficiary of this scheme,He has been into full time farming since 2002.
He is the CEO of Xray farm consulting,hear him "i changed my name from AFI-OLUWA MOGAJI TO AFRICAN-FARMER MOGAJI in 2005 legally published and reflected in all my documents.
THE PROCESS OF GETTING THE LAND
Getting the land is a very simple process,go to the The Osun/Ogun River Basin Development Authority,let them know your intention,though they will want to confirm from you the specific choice of crops you plan to cultivate on the land for the sole purpose of guiding you to make the best choice.i will furnish you with the address and phone number,read on
WHERE ARE THE LANDS?
The project sites are in different locations,in Lagos,Osun and in Ogun state.About 500 acres in Lagos,in Osun they have in four different locations and in each of the location they have up to about 100,250,400 and 500 Acres respectively.In Oyo up to about 5,000 acres available.
THE REQUIREMENT TO MEET:
There are no conditions or string attach,just basic question of the choice of land you desire,The usage of the land depend on the availability per time.your payment is renewable as long as you are utilizing the land,they abhor land laying fallow after allocation.ok because of the high demand of the land around here,you might get more than one or two hectares,you only need to show your seriousness and genuineness.
THE PRICE OF THE LAND?
Mogaji' says ,we have one part of the land known as the up-land,in this area it 2500k,it used to be 1000k,just been increase recently.
PERIOD OF USAGE
There is no limit,you can use a land for as long as 100 years,it all depend on you.
HOW SAFE IS THE LAND:
Mogaji says,"for the sixteen years i have being using the land,i have not heard of theft,it even more secure becuase at every point in time there is someone in the farm as they are allocated to different people.
CONFIRMATION FROM THE RIVER BASIN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
A sernior officer in Osun/Ogun River Basin development Authority,who pleaded anonymity says "get to Abeokuta(the river basin office at Alapata road);They will ask you where you want the land and for what type of farming.The Osun/Ogun River Basin Authority is primarily covering Lagos, Osun, Ogun, Oyo.
There are other River Basin Authority that covers other part of the country where you can get land for farming.
The Ogun/Osun Basin Development Authority can be contacted at the following:
Ikeja Area Office,
Agidigbin opposite coca-cola factory,
Ibadan Area office,
Oyetibo Street,behind High Court building,
Ring Road, Ibadan,