Governor Ajimobi, who spoke at the State Agriculture Investment Summit and Exhibition held at the Conference Centre, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, said that the present administration in the state is very focused on the development of agriculture, reiterating that the importance of agriculture in nation-building cannot be overemphasized. “It must, therefore, be noted that once we succeed particularly by ensuring a demand driven solution, we would have consolidated our mission. This summit became imperative in order to bridge the gap among farmers, processors, agro allied industries, Government, agricultural/commercial banks and other stakeholders with the ultimate aim to trigger the Oyo State’s agro and agro allied sectors,” Senator Ajimobi said. The Governor said that the state government has made modest efforts to buttress its unflinching commitment and determination for further agricultural development including the exploitation of value addition in the agricultural chain in Oyo State. In his remarks, the Deputy Director of IITA, Dr. Kenton Dashiell called for motivation of Agro dealers to create opportunities for private investors in the agriculture sector.
Source: Nigerian Tribune October 11, 2018 15:45 UTC