Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has expressed his administration’s commitment to making the state the largest producer of Palm Oil in the county The Trumpet gathered.
Governor Akeredolu revealed that the state will be on the world map of Palm Oil production with 70,000 hectares of land that have been allocated to investors for oil palm cultivation and cocoa production.
The Chairman, Southwest Governors Forum, made this known today at the presentation of awards to some eminent individuals and organizations for their contributions to the growth and development of agriculture in the state held at the Cocoa Conference Hall of the Governor’s office, Alagbaka, Akure.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria(SAN) disclosed that the state government in its benevolence has embarked on an online lending of N2.0 billion to oil palm farmers via the RED GOLD Initiative.
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He said the move will launch the state into the world map of palm oil production, adding that he is proud that his administration’s intervention has always been all-rounder and yielded the desired results.
However, the governor announced approval for the recruitment of additional 350 personnel into the state Amotekun Corps to further strengthen and boost the operations of the Corps.
He explained that Amotekun stations will be built in the farm areas to ensure that the farmers are protected, letting out that the abundant natural resources in the state must translate to economic prosperity.