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Support for Ogun’s bid to employ 40,000 farmers


Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has affirmed his administration’s resolve to do all in its power to facilitate partnerships and ensure that whatever needed to be put in place to make such partnership work was done.

Abiodun said that his administration was poised to remove all forms of a bottleneck in a business partnership and improve the ranking of the state in terms of doing business, adding that the state in fulfillment of its desire to revolutionize agriculture inaugurated a steering committee to oversee the Ogun State Anchor Borrowers Program.

He added that the state would be allocating lands to the first set of 10,000 farmers in a few weeks time, saying that the vision of his administration which is driven by the Public-Private Partnership approach would ensure that investors don’t go through multiple windows, as a bill, “ Ogun Invest” is currently at the house of assembly.

Other members of the group at the meeting where Abiodun spoke include the  General Project Manager, Dr. Rotimi Fashola, and the Group Executive Director, Akin Ogunbiyi.

Abiodun spoke during a meeting with an Agro-Food and Business Food Company, Elephant Group Plc, credited with off taking all cassava planted and harvested in Edo State. The company pledged to offtake the total production of rice and cassava in Ogun State and also engage about 40,000 farmers within the next three years on the outgrower basis.

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