Godwin Obaseki of Edo has said his administration will partner with private investors in the agriculture sector to create jobs for youths in the state.
He said that part of strategies to create the jobs was to see how we can replicate successful agricultural venture across the various local government councils in the state.
“In the past, government used to do it on its own but today, the private sector has the capacity to do it and they are doing it more efficiently.
“The strategy we want to adopt is to encourage the private sector to be involved in agribusiness, partner with them and then use their knowledge to replicate several agriculture ventures across the state,’’ Obaseki said.
The governor said his administration was working on a master plan that would support small holders and large scale farmers to make more investment in agriculture via Public Private Partnership arrangement.
“We are mapping out communities where we can begin to launch this type of project.
“We now have data on 19 million hectares of land in Edo, so the next step for us is to carry out land use assessment to know the type of land that is good for production of arable crops.
“The essence is to create jobs and make raw materials available for industrial purposes,” the governor said.
Tinubu said the billions of dollars and trillions of Naira stolen by past governments if used for the people, would have transformed the nation.acc
According to him, “the stolen money would have acquired the infrastructure and implement the programmes that bring greater development and economic justice to all.
“Instead, the select few ate more than their bellies could contain. Distorting the cause of justice and hijacking the means of national welfare.
“They wildly enriched themselves and left the average Nigerian to dine on the passing wind.”
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