The Ogun State Government has disclosed that its teaming up with the O’dua Investment Company in agric industrialisation and job creation would further boost its agricultural sector, as well as improve the State’s economy.
Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina, made this known in a chat with newsmen, shortly after the Company had a meeting with the State Governor and some members of the State Execute Council, at the Conference Room of the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Odedina noted that the on-going tomato project in the State by O’dua, was in line with the linkage programme which the present administration embarked upon, maintaining that ‘’it is another collaboration of a high profile and as you are all aware that in our state, over 50,000 people have registered for linkage in agriculture and the goal of the Governor in agriculture is to improve the productivity of farmers and link youths to the industrial process.
‘’We have a very high opportunity here to partner with O’dua in promoting agric industrialisation and job creation, so this partnership will work for us and we value it greatly”, he said.
In his remarks, the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Oodua Investment Company, Mr. Adewale Raji, disclosed that the company has a clear mandate for the economic development of the South West, adding that their visit was to update the Governor of its activity in the area of agriculture, particularly, at its farm location in Imeko. ‘’A tomato project is currently on going at Imeko and it is going to be extended to cassava cultivation to industrial starch and high quality industrial flower very soon”.
Raji commended Governor Abiodun’s different initiatives, especially, the empowerment of youths with lands and inputs for their own cultivation, thereby creating jobs for them, assuring that the Company would continue to work on the platform of Private Public Partnership, to take the economy of the State and the South-West to the next level.