Governor Amosun Set To Develop Agriculture In Ogun
Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has reiterated his administration’s determination to continue to develop the agriculture sector. This is in a bid to improve the socio-economic life of the people in the state.
The Governor made the pledge during his first media chat for the year 2016, which held at the state-owned television, OGTV, where he explained some of the polices of his administration.
Agricultural development took centre stage, especially at a time when state governments are looking for alternatives to dwindling federal allocation.
“Whatever we grow, we must process; whatever we process we must market, once it is ready. There will be a lot of added value from the packaging, presentation and selling of the product, everybody will be involved.
“Once that is done, we will attract all these investors, industrialists and entrepreneurs to come and assist us in developing Ogun State,” he said.
He also highlighted some of the projects penciled down for commissioning to mark the 40th anniversary of the creation of the state and debunked the rumour making the rounds that the government might have concessioned some of the newly built model schools to private operators.
On some of the challenges facing the state in the area of security, the Governor appealed to stakeholder to continue to support the government in flushing out crime.
Amosun also pledged his commitment to the development of more infrastructure in the state.
Most recently, the Ogun State House of Assembly passed the 2016 Appropriation Bill of 200.2 billion Naira.