Ondo State has again put itself on the map for the export of kola-nuts and palm oil produce. This is largely due to the efforts of the Hausa communities in Ore, Ondo West and Odigbo Local Government Areas respectively.
According to the Commissioner for Natural Resources Ondo State, Mr Tunde Atere kola-nuts and palm oil produced in the state are now being exported to other African countries including Chad, Central African Republic, Gabon and Niger Republic, as well as some European and Middle-Eastern countries.
Mr Atere expressed joy at the contributions of the communities who he said have shown great loyalty to the Mimiko administration and had always displayed peaceful conduct. He enjoined the traders to make prompt payments of new tariffs saying it was necessary to start its implementation so that the government can continue to deliver the dividends of democracy.
The Commissioner reiterated the commitment of the government to the people. He said their request and challenges will be looked into and will soon become a thing of the past.
The Sarkis of the two communities appreciated the governor for identifying with them through the appointment of one of them as a Special Assistant to the governor on Hausa matters.