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Edo govt presents digital C of Os to oil palm investors


Obaseki issues executive waiver to admit N-Power beneficiary into EdoSTAR teaching programme
The Edo State Geographic Information Service (EdoGIS), yesterday, presented copies of digitally generated Certificates of Occupancy (C of Os) to investors under the Edo State Oil Palm Programme (ESOPP), on the back of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s agricultural reforms.

Managing Director of EdoGIS, Francis Evbuomwan, who presented the C of Os to the investors in Benin City, reassured that the Obaseki administration would continue to provide the enabling environment for businesses to thrive in the state.

Evbuomwan, along with the Lead Consultant, ESOPP, Tunji Awomomo, presented the documents to the Chief Operating Officer, Dufil Prima Foods Plc, Madhukar Khetan, and the representative of Agri Palm Limited, Joseph Umolu, among other oil palm investors in the state.


On his part, Awomomo said the Obaseki-led administration is committed to making the state an investment hub and growing its economy through agriculture.

He added that the Edo State Oil Palm Programme was part of the projects to resuscitate the oil palm sector in the state for global competitiveness, adding that the investment would revolutionalise the sector, which would have a spiral effect on other sectors of the economy.

Awomomo further noted that with the commitment of about N69b by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in ESOPP, the programme would bolster the growth of the oil palm sector and create a catalytic effect in the food, pharmaceutical, beauty and cosmetics sub-sectors of the state.
MEANWHILE, Obaseki has issued an executive waiver to admit a beneficiary of the N-Power programme in the state, Ruth Ani, as pioneer candidate in the Edo Supporting Teachers to Achieve Results (Edo STAR) Teaching Fellows Programme.

Obaseki, who made the announcement on World Teachers Day, said the programme was a three-year training and field experience scheme for teachers and aspiring teachers, who would be transited into the State Civil Service on completion of the programme.

He commended Ani for her dedication to work even as a non-employee of the state government, adding that she was considered for the honour on the basis of her dedication and outstanding performance in Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (EdoBEST)@home initiative after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He added that the fellowship programme would institutionalise the EdoBEST programme, adding that it is a unique three-year fellowship programme, designed for teachers and aspiring teachers in primary and junior secondary schools.


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