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April 17, 2024
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‘We’ll Deepen Relationship With Local, Foreign Agricultural Investors’- Ogun Govt.

The Ogun State government has reaffirmed its commitment to building strong partnerships with agricultural investors, both local and foreign, to accelerate the growth and development of the agricultural sector.

Hon. Bolu Owotomo, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, reiterated this stance during a visit to Harvest Feed & Agro-Processing Limited located in Ajura, Obafemi/Owode Local Government Area.

Owotomo emphasized the administration’s unwavering resolve to attract investors to drive the state’s economy.  He highlighted their plans to achieve this by facilitating easier access to land and creating an enabling environment for agricultural activities.

He urged investors to contribute to capacity building and support smallholder farmers. This includes ensuring they receive fair and prompt compensation for their produce.

Owotomo also encouraged the establishment to leverage its proximity to a gas plant to find solutions to challenges related to power shortages.

During the visit, Owotomo commended Mr. Goke Adeyemi, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Harvest Feed & Agro-Processing Limited, for his significant role in advancing the cassava value chain within the state and across the nation.

He advised Adeyemi to consider expanding his business to generate more employment opportunities for Ogun State’s youth.

In response, Mr. Adeyemi expressed appreciation for the remarkable transformation of the agricultural sector under the current administration.

He highlighted the positive impact of the partnership with the state government on his company and appealed for additional land to meet his target of cultivating an additional 2,000 hectares.

This exchange underscores the mutual commitment between the government and private sector stakeholders to drive agricultural development and economic growth in Ogun State.

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