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Ogun state set to revive rice, cotton and palm oil production

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Mohammed Sabo Nanono on Tuesday paid a visit to Ogun State where he met with Gov. Dapo Abiodun, according to IgbereTV reports.

Abidoun in his statement with the Minister revealed Ogun state plans to revive Agriculture in the South West especially in the production of rice, cotton and palm oil.

The Ogun State Governor said, “We are giving our best in supporting the Federal Government on agriculture pilot schemes in rice, cotton and palm oil production. I disclosed this today when I received in my office, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Mohammed Sabo Nanono.”

Dapo Abiodun while disclosing state plans said that ”we would revive our over 6,000 hectares of oil palm plantation, allow investors to own only a refinery, while our people get employed via our popular Ogun Jobs Portal.”

The Hon. Minister in his statement noted that the Federal Government was interested in cocoa industry, rice production and agriculture mechanisation, as he said that Ogun state potentials qualify it as a pioneer state for the FG’s interests in the South West.

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