The State of Osun Commissioner For Agriculture and Food Security, Hon. Adedayo Adewole, has commended the siting of specialised Agricultural Produce and Fish International Market at Ijebu – Jesa in Oriade Local Government of the state by the Federal Ministry of Industries, Trade and Investment, in conjunction with Agricultural Traders Welfare Association (ATWA).
Hon Adedayo gave the commendation during the project implementation committee meeting, held at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Osogbo.
According to him, the project is a fall-out of the Economic and Investment Summit, organized by the governor of the state, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, towards the end of the year 2019 which was targeted towards boosting the economy of the state.
Hon. Adedayo stressed further that, apart from the fact that the project upon implementation, will boost the economy of the state, it will also boost the business of fish farmers and marketers in the state and its environs.
Speaking earlier at the meeting, representative of the Project Implementation Committee(PIC), Dr Joseph Okeke, who also doubled as the National President, Agricultural Traders Welfare Association (ATWA), thanked the governor of the state for allowing the meeting to hold for the discussion of economic transformation of the state of Osun in particular and Nigeria in general through Agriculture and Agricultural value chain.
Dr Okeke said that the project is targeted at economic diversification policy of the Federal Government in the area of specialized Agricultural Market to promote job creation, enhance economic activities and facilitate exportation of Nigerian commodities.
Highlight of the events was the inspection of project site of Specialised Agricultural Produce and fish International Market at Ijebu Jesa in Oriade Local Government of the state.
Present at the event were, Hon. Commissioner For Agriculture and Food Security, Hon. Adedayo Adewole,Osun House of Assembly member representing Oriade Local Government Hon. Desmond Ojo, Hon. Commissioner for Lands and Physical Planning Hon. Nathaniel Agunbiade, Special Adviser to the Governor on Agriculture Hon. Abiodun Ajisefinni, The Coordinating Director, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Dr. Oluwabukola Aluko, The National President, Fish Farmers Association, Otunba (Dr)Gabriel Eniola Ogunsanya, Chairman Osun State Fish Farmers Association, Mr. Tope Ogundipe among others.
Segilola Babalola, Press Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security.