Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has disclosed his plans to make the state thrive in the area of agriculture.
According to the Governor, by the time his policies on agriculture are implemented, Oyo State will serve as the food basket of southern Nigeria just as Benue State is the ‘food basket of the nation.’
Mr Ajimobi made this known on Thursday at the maiden convocation and 10th anniversary of the Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igboora.
The Governor, represented at the occasion by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela, stated that although Oyo State was being daunted by the current economic challenges in the country, he believed that with the support of all stakeholders, things would get better.
He urged the graduating students to participate in the state’s agricultural initiative and deploy the vocational and entrepreneurial skills they acquired in college to assist the government in creating jobs.
Mr Ajimobi and others received the institution’s Distinguished Fellowship Award.