We’ll Deepen Relationship with Agricultural Investors – OGSG

In its efforts to strengthen partnership with agricultural investors, Ogun State government has restated its commitment to continuously collaborate and sustain cordial relationship with both local and foreign investors for the growth and development of the agricultural sector.

Ogun State Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Hon. Bolu Owotomo, who stated this during a visit to Harvest Feed & Agro-Processing Limited in Ajura, Obafemi/Owode Local Government Area, said the present administration would not relent in wooing investors, to drive the state’s economy by making land more accessible and provide enabling environment.

Hon. Owotomo appealed to investors for more capacity building and support for smallholder farmers to get more value for their produce, improve their livelihood and get paid, as and when due, urging the establishment to take advantage of its proximity to a gas plant, to overcome the challenges of power shortage.

The Commissioner, while commending the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. Goke Adeyemi, for being at the forefront of cassava value-chain, not only in the state but also the country at large, advised him to expand the business to create more job opportunities for youths in the state.

Remarking, Mr. Adeyemi, who lauded the present administration for the notable transformation of the sector, noted that partnership with the state government had positively impacted on the company, appealing for more land to enable the company meet its target of cultivating additional 2,000 hectares.