See The New Step Taken By Ogun State Agricultural Development
The Ogun State Government has inaugurated its Agriculture Sector Technical Team of the State Economic Transformation Project (OGSTEP) as part of steps to fulfil the mandate of ‘Building our Future Together’ agenda.
The Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina while constituting the team at the State Secretariat Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, said the team consist of national and international experts capable of reforming the agricultural sector of the State.
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Dr. Odedina said the first phase of the $500m OGSTEP sponsored by the World Bank, which is expected to run for five years would impact the agricultural landscape of the State, by boosting private sector involvement in ensuring food security.
He said. “We have an agenda for agriculture in Ogun State such as job creation, industrialisation and food security. This also forms part of OGSTEP roadmap. We have successfully gathered various agric experts to form the project team. We are anchoring ourselves in the committee of world leaders in terms of agricultural reforms and the people are seeing the benefits of these agricultural investments and they are eager to give lands to the cause”,
The Programme Coordinator, Engr. Oluwatoyin Jokosenumi while giving his remark, commended the State government for its laudable strides in ensuring food sufficiency, job creation and industrialisation of the agricultural sector, as well as, overall prosperity of the people and assured that the team is ready to facilitate agencies that would attract both local and international investors, and enhance land administration strategies.
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