Gov Abiodun Unveils Plan For Proposed 20,000 Hectares Rice Farm In Yewa Axis - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, August 17, 2023

Gov Abiodun Unveils Plan For Proposed 20,000 Hectares Rice Farm In Yewa Axis

Governor Dapo Abiodun has unfolded the proposed plan of his administration to set up a 20,000 hectares rice farm in Yewa Axis of Ogun  that would provide rice for the people of the State and the country in general 
Abiodun who stated this when commissioning the 7 kilometres first phase of the 21 kilometres Iboro-Igan Okoto- Ayetoro road in Yewa North Local Government Area of the State.

The Governor described Yewaland as the food basket of the State, saying 20 thousand hectares of land was needed for the project.

"Yewaland is no doubt the food basket of this State and even the country. We are looking for 20 thousand hectares of land to cultivate rice here" , he added 

 ‘’We will not put our money but there are investors who are ready to invest. All they need is land and I want to call on our Kabiyesis to come together and within two or three weeks, give land for this project.
" I have called the Head of Service, I have spoken to the Olu of Ilaro that he should challenge all our traditional rulers in this area, we are looking for about 20,000 hectares of land.

" We want to turn this part of Yewa into the Rice capital of Nigeria, we already have the investors that have the resources to turn this place into the Rice development and rice processing center in Nigeria and I am deeply committed to that as that will be one of the legacies of this administration’’, he said.

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