O.O.K Group GMD: Oyo State Can Feed W/Africa

Ms Omolara Svensson who happened to be the Group Managing Director of O.O.K Group urged youths and middle-aged men and women to embrace agriculture as there are lots of advantages in practicing agriculture for both individual and the nation at large. She further proceeds in the conversation between her and the presenters of the radio program titled “Lawujo Wa” on Jamz 100.1FM, Ibadan that Oyo State had the capacity of feeding West Africa at large provided the Pace Setter State set its priorities right.

According to her, Oyo State is blessed with hectares of farmland but we are not making good use of them for agricultural purposes. “Agriculture in a value chain and can be found in Hospitality, Real Estate, Tourism, and even Youth empowerment. There’s no food crop that cannot grow in every part of Oyo State, including Rice, Millet, Maize, Cassava, Soya, Cucumber, Potato, Water Mellow, etc, even right here in Fashola village.

When asked how food plantations can contribute to the growth of the country’s economy, she said, firstly, we need to have sufficient food. “I can authoritatively tell you that Oyo State can feed the whole of West Africa. If most of us go back to the farm for farming, this will lead to sufficient food, and with that, we’re having a direct positive impact on our economy.

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