This was made known in a recent summit on Industrialisation of Ijesaland, organised by the Ijesaland Development Foundation (IDF) in Lagos.
President of IDF, Dideolu Falobi, said it was no coincidence that IDF was founded at this time, called on the governor of Osun State, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, to lead the entire people of Ijesaland to industrialise the area.
In his reaction, Mr Aregbesola, who was represented at the event, restated the commitment of the state government to the development of Ijesaland by enhancing timely processing of Certificate of Occupancy for investors as well as providing farm equipment at subsidised rates for farmers of Ijesaland, among others.
Aside agriculture, he also identified the ‘specified opportunities’ in Ijesaland to include mining of solid minerals as well as culture and tourism.
In his lecture entitled: “Industrialisation of Ijesaland: Prospects and Opportunities,” Professor Ayo Fatubarin, called attention to the agricultural potential of Ijesaland, which he said if well harnessed, could make the land the cynosure of all eyes.