Oyo state partners Canadian government on renewable energy

Channels Television  
Updated July 28, 2012

The Oyo state Governor Abiola Ajimobi has expressed his administration’s readiness to partner with the Canadian Government in the areas of vocational training, mining, agriculture and renewable energy.

Gov. Ajimobi made this known when he received the Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Chris Cooter in his office in Ibadan.

According to him, Oyo State is about the 5th largest producer of waste in Nigeria, making it desirable for an expansive energy renewal plant to turn waste to wealth.

Earlier, The Canadian High Commissioner, Mr. Chris Cooter had disclosed that his country was ready to help Oyo state to educate young people for empowerment through vocational training in the next few months.

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi lauded the Canadian Government for various interventions aimed at helping developing countries. He urged Mr. Cooter to take advantage of the tremendous potential available for partnership and investment in the state.

He added that Mining, Agriculture, renewable energy and education are sectors in dire need of assistance and colaboration.

Earlier in his address, the Canadian High Commissioner commended Ajimobi for a cleaner Oyo state noting that in all his previous visits, he has not seen the state this clean.

Mr. Cooter said the reputation of Nigeria abroad is improving despite its security challenges.

While lamenting the lack of skills among young people, the High commissioner said that Canada will provide vocational training in the next few weeks.

He added that agriculture, mining and transportation will also get attention.

Ajimobi urged other developed countries to partner with the state, promising to make Oyo an investment haven under his transformation andrepositioning agenda.