she stated that one of the important roles of the government in the state is to strengthen the agricultural sector and help reduce the rate of unemployment.
“Agriculture and urban development are areas that can provide job opportunities and create wealth amongst the people of the state,” she said.
Speaking on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, Mrs. Muoyo exolained that the forum holds every two years and the first was held in 2012.
She mentioned that after the 2012 forum, investors were able to acquire lands at a subsidized rates to help attract other investors into the state. She also noted that the state is working on expansion and development of roads which will enable farmers transport their produce from one location to another.
Mrs. Muoyo further stated that raw materials for building infrastructure can be purchased in the state at a cheaper rate.
Speaking on agriculture, Muoyo she stated that most crops grown in Nigeria are gotten from the state and that Ogun has about 16.4 million hectares of land while about 32% of the land has been taken off by investors.
She noted that the focus on the forum is how to strengthen the agriculture business in the state and how the government can invest in it, to enable the farmers go from subsistent farming to mechanised farming and later to a larger scale of production.