As the Ondo state government makes further progress in its determination to focus on Agriculture as a means for job creation for youths in the state, the State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko has encouraged the Sericulture section of the state’s Wealth Creation Agency (WECA) to go into massive production of lawyer’s Wig in anticipation of a business relationship with the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
Governor Mimiko during a tour of the Sericulture section at the weekend reiterated that Agriculture remains the sector with capacity to stimulate and insulate the economy, noting that the State Government’s decision to reinvigorate WECA was part of his administration determination at enhancing food security and providing raw materials that can promote industrialization as well as, employment opportunities to the youth and at the same time grow the state into the region’s agribusiness hub.
He charged the Sericulture Section of the state to go into massive production of Lawyer’s Wig in order to provide more employment opportunities for the youth and promised to liaise with the Nigerian Bar Association Chairman for collaboration and patronage.
Earlier, the Governor had inspected the newly established One thousand (1000) daily capacity chicken processing plant of the State Wealth Creation Agency (WECA) also along Ondo Road in Akure, the State Capital.
Mimiko, who commended the Chairman of the Agency, Mrs Bolanle Olafunmiloye and the management staff for their initiative, advised the profarmers attached to the processing plant to make the maximum use of the opportunities in the entire agricultural value chain they are being exposed to by the present administration in order to become an employer of labour in the nearest future.
In her response, Chairman of the Agency, Bolanle Olafunmiloye while conducting the Governor and his entourage round the premises of the processing plant, explained that the chicken processing factory was set up to add value to the chicken being raised by the Profarmer/Agropreneurs attached to different Agro Business Cities established by the State government across the state as training and incubation center for the youth.
She said the processing plant will not only enhance poultry production business in the state, but also provide employment opportunities to the youth, adding that the plant has been certified by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) and other Agencies of government in charge of food and drug processing in Nigeria.