The Chairman, Timber Dealers Association in Ondo State, Ayo Akinladeju says farmers in Idanre do not want the forest reserves in Ondo state to be privatised.

Akinlade who spoke while featuring on Crest breakfast show claimed that the reserves were not sold in the medieval period.

He however advised that the government should increase the enclaves in Idanrea and its environs, as population of farmers increases.

Also speaking on the show, the secretary, Cocoa farmers Association in Idanre Local Government Area, Mr Smart Aribigbola, urged the state government to probe the dues collected from them for accountability.

Meanwhile, the commissioner for Agriculture in Ondo state, Mr Olayato Aribo had noted that government wants to retrieve the land from the users because of mismanagement.

Credit: Crest FM

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