Private investors in Ogun State have been assured of hitch-free access to the state’s Agricultural sector as the government adopts measures to address key constraints in land allocation for agricultural purposes across the state. 

The government, through the State Economy Transformation Project, OGSTEP is also engaging farmers and other stakeholders towards unlocking the state’s agricultural potential with the World Bank-supported Framework for Responsible and Inclusive Land -Intensive Agricultural Investments, FRILIA, principles.

Representatives of the Government and Development Partners on the Agricultural Framework made the submissions at a stakeholders forum in Abeokuta. 

Addressing the stakeholders forum in Abeokuta, the Specialist for the State Economic Transformation Project, OGSTEP, Dr Kehinde Thomas said the programme would enhance the transformation for Rural-Urban Development in the agriculture sector, and improve the business environment to would attract more private investors

Also, The FRILIA Specialist for OGSTEP, Olootu Dipo Sofowora explained that the project was aimed at ensuring that investments were carried out transparently and consistently to reduce poverty, ensure food security and promote job creation.

Earlier, the State Commissioner for Rural Development, Alhaji Jamiu Odetogun had stated that the programme would impact positively on rural dwellers and improve their livelihoods. 

Oluwatoyin Adegoke

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