Ogun, fast becoming breadbasket of the nation – Governor Abiodun
The Governor of the state Prince Dapo Abiodun has stated that Ogun is fast becoming the breadbasket state of Nigeria.
Prince Abiodun, made the assertion during the inauguration of Agbeloba Aquaculture Hub in Owiwi, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.
The governor emphasized that the agricultural sector remains the sure way out of poverty and unemployment ravaging the country.
The Agbeloba Aquaculture project is being promoted by a former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
The governor said, “We, as a government, believe in what Baba (Obasanjo) is doing and we will continue to advocate for this because we see ourselves as fast becoming the breadbasket of this nation.
“We believe in this project, we believe that agriculture is a way out of poverty and unemployment. We believe that we can actually grow what we eat and what we grow and we want to commend former President Olusegun Obasanjo for continuously and tirelessly walking the talk.
Abiodun stated that his administration was confident that the bid to make the state a special agro-processing zone would soon become a reality.
He revealed that in year 2021, at least 5,000 young people in the state will receive mentoring, support, and linkage to profitable agro-investment firms, as a prelude to setting them up in their respective businesses.
The governor said, “We are looking at having an agro-allied based airport from which agro produces like what we have here can be airfreighted outside the country and still get to other destinations fresh. We are looking at this kind of thing that will complement all that we are doing”.
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