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Agbeyewa Farms, a subsidiary of Cavista Holdings, has formally launched the Agbeyewa Farms Community Development Foundation (AFCDF), aimed at investing in various community development initiatives to enhance the quality of life of citizens of Ekiti State.

The foundation’s launch took place during the recent retreat for some traditional rulers in Ekiti, on the pivotal roles of traditional institutions and private investment promotions in Ekiti State. Distinguished guests at the event were amongst revered traditional rulers from Ekiti and Osun States. The Governor of Ekiti State, represented by the Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Home Affairs, Hon. Ojo Atibioke was the special guest of honor at the event. The Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adeoye Aribasoye, Hon. Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Ebenezer Boluwade, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Public Utility, Prof Mobolaji Aluko, were amongst the distinguished guests.

Others are the Ekiti State Commissioner for Women Affairs and former Head of Service, Mrs Peju Babafemi, Director General, Ekiti State Development and Investment Promotion Agency, Mrs. Lolade Olutola, Members of Ekiti E-11, led by Chief Kola Akosile, Chief Biodun Akin- Fasae, Special Assistant to Ekiti State Governor on Special Agro-business Processing Zones, Hon. Kehinde Ajayi, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on OTSD, Tunji Aribasoye, and other notable attendees.

The foundation is to be headed by Alhaji Dauda Lawal, an astute community development expert.

In his address, while inaugurating the board of the foundation, the Executive Director of Cavista Holdings, Mr. Dele Odufuye said the foundation’s initiative was built on a steadfast commitment to uplifting communities, with a focus on five key delivery areas: Education, Economic Empowerment, Health, Sports, and Environmental Sustainability.
By addressing these vital sectors, the foundation aims to foster holistic development and sustainable progress within the region.

Mr. Odufuye emphasized the foundation’s alignment with Cavista’s overarching mission to create enduring value for all stakeholders and transform lives and communities. He highlighted the pivotal role of Agbeyewa Farms in funding the foundation’s initiatives, underscoring the company’s dedication and commitment to corporate social responsibility and community welfare.

“The launch of the Agbeyewa Farms Community Development Foundation marks a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to serving and empowering the people of Ekiti State. Through strategic investments in education, healthcare, sports, environmental sustainability, and economic empowerment, we aim to catalyze positive change and unlock the full potential of our communities.”

Mr. Odufuye disclosed that the Foundation had already successfully executed several initiatives over the last 2 years, with the most recent being the organization of a medical outreach, the sponsorship of the Agbeyewa football Cup competition for Ekiti State secondary schools, as well as the donation of food palliatives during the last Christmas, Easter and Sallah holidays.

Odufuye emphasized the foundation would leverage on the capacity and experience of the new board members trusting that its composition would heralds a new era of collaborative efforts and impactful initiatives aimed at fostering inclusive growth and prosperity in Ekiti State.

With a focus on sustainability and social impact, Agbeyewa Farms remains steadfast in its mission to create a brighter future for generations to come.

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