The Western Nigeria Governors’ Forum has charged the Odu’a Investment Company Limited to champion the quest for food security in the Western Region.
The Governors of Six States of Oyo, Ondo, Ogun Osun, Ekiti & Lagos stated this in a communiqué read at the end of a meeting held at the Osun State Government House in Osogbo on Monday, November 5, 2018. The Governors said that the South-West region should not be dependent on food imported from outside the country but should look inward, as there was large expanse of arable land that could support agricultural production.
In view of this, Odu’a Group was charged to put into maximum use its large expanse of available land stretching through the length and breadth of the States which include among others, Oke-Ako, Imeko, Akunnu and Ikere-Iseyin land. The Governors noted that the Western region must come back to the old region which was the first among other regions.
The forum’s meeting organized by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission was attended by the Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, his deputy, Mrs. Grace Titi Laoye Tomori and Lagos State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Idiat Adegbule.
Also in attendance were the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Chief Moses Adeyemo and the Secretary to the Ekiti State Government, Mr. Abiodun Oyebamiji.
Representing the Odu’a Group at the meeting was the Odu’a Chairman, Engr. Olusola Akinwumi, mnse, and the Group Managing Director, Mr. Adewale Raji.
Mr. Raji in his presentation at the forum gave update on Odu’a financials, Lagos State Membership (Project West), transformation in our Hotels and some pipeline business initiatives.
L-R: Deputy Governor, Oyo State, Chief Moses Adeyemo, Deputy Governor, Lagos State, Mrs. Idiat Adegbule, Deputy Governor, State of Osun, Mrs. Grace Titi-Laoye Tomori, Governor, State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, State of Osun Governor Elect, Alhaji Adegboyega Oyetola and Secretary to the Ekiti State Governoerment, Mr. Abiodun Oyebamiji.
L-R Lagos State Deputy Governor, Mrs Idiat Adegbule, Gov elect, State of Osun, Alhaji Adegboyega Oyetola, Governor, State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Chief Moses Adeyemo, Deputy Governor, State of Osun, Mrs Grace Titi- Laoye Tomori and Secretary to the Ekiti State Government, Mr Abiodun Oyebamiji
Group Picture of the Governor’s Meeting at Government House, Osogbo, State of Osun.
Odu’a Chairman, Engr. Olusola Akinwumi, seated on the LHS and Odu’a GMD/CEO, Mr. Adewale Raji