Netherlands Ambassador to Nigeria, Wouter Plomp, said his country will train thousands of farmers in Oyo State in agricultural production, processing and other areas of agribusiness.
Mr. Plumb said this during a courtesy call on Governor Seyi Makinde in Ibadan on Tuesday.
He said that his country’s delegation is visiting the state to discuss bilateral issues, especially in the field of promoting agriculture, food security and trade.
He commended the achievements of Mr. Makinde’s administration in the agricultural sector, adding that the Netherlands recognizes Oyo State as a valuable strategic partner in agribusiness.
In his response, Makinde said the government would always be open to partnerships that could help the state achieve its vision of expanding its economy through agribusiness, solid mineral development, tourism and infrastructural development.
He said that since 2019, his government has begun developing massive infrastructure, connecting the regions of the state and connecting the regions with an agricultural belt.
According to him, the efforts are aimed at growing the state’s economy through agribusiness.
The governor said that the state, under his leadership, would continue to encourage agribusiness development, adding that agriculture had always been a strength of Oyo State since the days of the Western Region Government.
He further said that the state continues to maintain leadership in agriculture and agribusiness and promised that his administration would do everything in its power to ensure the sector thrives.
Makinde said his government had added solid mineral development and tourism to the areas of focus through which the state’s economy could be further expanded.
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