Governor Dapo Abiodun has disclosed his administration’s project to empower 10,000 farmers by providing them with 1000 acres of land, for cultivation of crops that would serve as raw materials for multi-national companies in the country.
Prince Abiodun who was represented by the Secretary to the State government, Mr Olatokunbo Talabi, affirmed this during the unveiling and product launch of a new Maggi brand, ‘signature’ at Nestle Flowergate Factory, Sagamu interchange, Ogun State, saying, government, as said in his inaugural speech, would continue to explore the available opportunities in the agricultural value chain to create more jobs and improve local contents in raw materials for a better development of the economy.
He also revealed that soon, Ogun state will be a truly investors destination of choice, assuring of government’s commitment to providing an enabling environment that would ensure the growth of existing businesses and promote new investments.
“To achieve this, government would continue to partner with multinationals. We are calling for cooperation and support from companies like Nestle and other corporate bodies in the out grower Scheme, whereby 10,000 farmers would be provided with land to cultivate crops, most of which will be raw materials”
“We expect that Nestle for example will be a partner in the provision of extension services, improved yielding seedlings and, other modern farm implements and be ready to be off-takers of the farm produce”, the Governor said.
He stated further that government would improve on the infrastructural development of the State by rehabilitating major roads, such as the Atan-Agbara road, Its industrial estate intra- roads and the Sagamu-Abeokuta expressway.