Ogun State may soon be exporting milk to China once the current arrangement between the Irish Diary Milk and the State Government becomes operational.
This was hinted at when the Management of the Global Diary producers called on an investment visit to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Wednesday in Abeokuta.
Gov. Abiodun intimated the company senior executives that plans are on by his administration to have a world class ranch that would be created through the Public Private Partnership.
Irish Dairy Milk came to explore and discuss how best they could set up their manufacturing plant in the state.
The Governor expressed gladness on the opportunity the agricultural sector brings to the State, adding that agriculture being one of the biggest pillars of his administration, could help boost the Internally Generated Revenue and also help reduce the rate of employment in the State.
Governor Abiodun said his administration would establish an investment promotion agency to drive the public private partnership agenda, saying that attention was also being paid to livestock, adding that the proximity of Ogun state to other states could help to make it the food basket of the nation.
” We are very excited by the opportunity that the agricultural sector presents, the agricultural sector is one of our biggest pillars, because not only do we believe that through agriculture we can employ our youths, we can guarantee food security, we can also generate revenue.
” At this point in time in this country, their is a lot of discuss on cattle rearing, cattle ranching, for us in Ogun state , beside the fact that we are looking at agric as a sector, we are looking at livestock as well, we believe that our proximity to other states gives us the advantage of being able to feed them, so we are actually looking at how to set up our own ranches to be owned by the Public Private Partnership (PPP),” he said.