Governor Seyi Makinde recently said that his administration is entering into a partnership with the Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) as a way to meet global exportation standards.
This information was shared by the Secretary to the State government, Mrs. Olubamiwo who was representing the Governor while hosting the Executive Director, Nigeria Export Promotion Council, Chief Olusegun Awolowo in a courtesy visit.
Mrs. Adeosun said that the State Government has moved on from small scale farming and are now focused on agri-business, further noting that the State has constructed and fixed roads leading to rural areas to make it easier for farmers to transport their farm produce to the market.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Economic Affairs, Professor, Musbau Babatunde also spoke at the event and said the administration is building processing plants to preserve produce and will strive to make sure private businesses thrive in Oyo State.
He also added that women and youths are being taught to produce Shea butter at Akofo, Eruwa and Fashola Farm estates.
The Executive Director, Nigeria Export Promotion Council, Chief Olusegun Awolowo also spoke and called on the State Government to join the Commission in its ‘Safe Job, Create Job’ initiative.
He rounded up his speech by promising that the commission would collaborate with the Oyo State government to modernize the Okerete border market.
Other dignitaries present were: the Special Adviser to the Governor on Economic Affairs, Professor Musbau Babatunde, South-West Coordinator (NEPC), Mr. Samuel Oyeyipo and the Oyo State Coordinator (NEPC), Mrs. Bolanle Emmanuel.