Prince Dapo Abiodun, the Ogun State governor has revealed during the Virtual Launch and Unveiling of the Centre for Nigerian Dutch Dairy Development in Nigeria that, a subsidiary of Friesland Campina WAMCO Nigeria Plc that, more than 70,000 youths in the State are currently involved in crops and livestock production, while about 3,000 more are ready to explore advantage inherent in the dairy sub-sector.
He also noted that, already the State farmers are part of the 9000 workforce trained by WAMCO, the leading milk producer.
“We have continued to provide support to all our farmers, in terms of land, training, off-taking, credits and input, with our partners ensuring the sustainability of the projects and profitability of the markets.
“I commend the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and all our partners for their commitment towards the continued growth of Agriculture and all other sectors of our dear State’s economy. I am happy to inform you all that we have been successful in this area of economic diversification and agricultural industrialization as well as in our food security, poverty alleviation and job creation programme in our dear State”, the Governor stated.