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Audu Ogbeh Minister flags off cashew planting season in Ile-Ife

Ogbeh also told the indigenes of Ogudu that the Federal Government will establish a cashew processing factory in the town.

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Minister for Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh

(TheHerald)

The Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, in the company of the Governor of Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, flagged off the commencement of the 2016 cashew planting season in Ogudu, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

Ogbeh also told the indigenes of Ogudu that the Federal Government will establish a cashew processing factory in the town.

He also said investments in agriculture will help create jobs for the youth and keep them away from crime.

Ogbeh also praised the Ooni of Ife for doing his best to ensure that youths in his domain have jobs.

In his response, Aregbesola said ”Our government has identified agriculture as a key economic sector capable of turning around the general well-being of Nigerians.

“We are fully ready to embark on full plantation of two million  cashew trees every year for the next four years in order to maximize the embedded potential in the non-oil sectors.”

He also added that “It is regrettable that we found ourselves in this economic mess due to misapplication of priority and mismanagement of our commonwealth, but nevertheless, no stone would be left unturned by the current government to ensure that the country regained her lost glory in all sectors.

“We will also build processing factory to process cashew which  would be harvested in order to add value to them and to increase money to be generated from the crop.”

Governor Rauf Aregbesola in his reaction to the death of ex-Super Eagles player and coach, Stephen Keshi, said it is a sad day for football in Nigeria.

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