My Government Will Promote Agriculture In Ogun State – AAC Guber Candidate, Eniola Otasanya-Martins
The Governorship Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in Ogun State, Mrs. Eniola Otasanya-Martins has declared that her government would give agriculture all the attention it deserves if she eventually gets to office.
Otasanya-Martins further expressed optimism on agricultural development and prevention of post-harvest losses during an interactive session with journalists at her Idi Aba campaign office in Abeokuta, the capital of the state.
The Governorship Candidate disclosed that she would embark on green revolution in Ogun State with a view of launching and empowering the youth and encourage them into farming through the creation of farm settlements across the 20 local government areas in the state.
Otasanya-Martins promised to provide housing units, hospitals, primary and secondary schools for the children of the farmers, and electricity through solar system and wastes.
She emphasised that “we have enough arable farmlands in Ogun State to make the state an agrarian state and provide jobs for the youths.
“Our government will provide post-harvest technology and pilot plants in all the farm settlements in the state so that they could process the farm produce into semi products for agro-based industries.”
She stressed that there are fertile lands for food and cash crops in the state.
According to her, this will not only provide jobs, it will also increase the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state through taxes from workers and agro-based industries.
She added that agriculture could employ skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers.
The politician revealed that she was fully prepared to reposition Ogun State and make it a job hub in Nigeria and turn it into another London in four years.
She also promised to change the state’s Ministry of Agriculture to Ministry of Agriculture and Post Harvest Technology.