The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said his administration would fight food insecurity by supporting individuals and companies that chose to set up agro-allied industries in the state continue to excel.
Prince Dapo Abiodun made these remarks in his office when he received the management of Agropark Development Company Limited. He said that his administration would continue to support individuals and companies that show a level of commitment on how the state could create wealth for its young people, as well as create more Agric entrepreneurs.
Abiodun who also noted that the management of the Company couldn’t have come at a better time because his administration is deeply committed to reducing the rate of unemployment through agriculture.
“This is an administration is deeply committed to the promotion of the Agric sector. This administration will give everybody that shows the level of commitment that you have shown and demonstrates the level of capacity that you demonstrated.
“We will give that entity as much support as we can. We will throw our weight behind that entity, we will promote that entity. Whatever that you need us to do for you that will help you to fully achieve your goal, be rest assured that we will do that for you,” he said.
The governor also disclosed that the success story of the company is a testimony to the fact Ogun State is the state to be because of its vast land, the people and the weather that can grow almost everything.
He added that it is the belief of the present administration in the state that the Agric sector is truly the sector to prioritize because it has the capacity to create employment opportunities, generate revenue and also contributes towards the food security agenda of the
In his response, the managing director, Agropark Development Company Limited, Sola Olunowo said that the company focuses basically on crop production, adding that they plant thyme and are also the largest commercial producer of thyme in the country.
Olunowo who also noted that the company has been able to grow over 1,000 hectares in the state and that they have been operating for over two years.
He added that they run an integrated system and have poultry that is purely organic, with over 70,000 birds done every month.