Osun Hosts Investors From Latin America

The investors, who are from Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, were led to the state by the Nigeria Ambassador to Brazil, Chief Chive Kaave.

During the discussion held at the weekend in Osogbo, the state capital, both parties resolved to partner in areas like agricultural mechanisation, egg, rice and fish production, cassava processing, cooling storage and processing.

The Director General, Office of Economic Development and Partnership, Dr. Charles Akinola, who led the state delegation to the session in his address, explained the economic plans of the government under the leadership of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and how investors from the three countries can key into the Six Point Integral Action Plans of the government meant to banish hunger, poverty and engendered massive employment of the youths.

Akinola, who also spoke on the availability of favourable climate conducive for many agricultural produce, stressed the importance of rail line to support industrialisation of the state. He added that the present administration is interested in establishing mid regional market at Dagbolu to further industrialise the state through agriculture.

He said: “We are interested in all season farming and we need to do so because the state government plans to supply at least 10 per cent of the food consumes in Lagos and we need to go into commercial agriculture to be able to achieve this.