Prince Dapo Abiodun, the governor of Ogun State on Thursday disclosed that his administration through a Public-Private Partnership would soon create a world-class ranch in the state.
This is coming following calls by some prominent Yoruba leaders on President Muhammadu Buhari to abolish the RUGA project as a way of restoring the confidence of the people.
Governor Abiodun announced the world-class ranch plans in his office while receiving a team from Irish Dairy Milk who was in the state to discuss how best they could set up their manufacturing plant in the stat.
The Governor said that his administration was glad about the opportunity the agricultural sector brings to the table.
He said: “We are very excited by the opportunity that the agricultural sector presents; the agricultural sector is one of our biggest pillars. Agriculture for us, we see it as one of our biggest pillars because not only do we believe that through agriculture we can employ our youths, we can guarantee food security, we can also generate revenue.
“At this point in time in this country, there is a lot of discussion on cattle rearing, cattle ranching, for us in Ogun State, besides the fact that we are looking at Agric as a sector, we are looking at livestock as well.
“We believe that our proximity to other states gives us the advantage of being able to feed them as well via poultry, so we are actually looking at how to set up our own ranches to be owned by the Public-Private Partnership, PPP.“
In his remarks, the Chief Executive Officer, Irish Dairy Milk, Global, Samir Boudjada noted that the company chose the state because of its proximity to Lagos state.