Ogun State Governor, Ibikule Amosun has pledged to end the challenges of herdsmen and smugglers faced by farmers and agropreneurs in the state.
The governor who made this statement after the agriculture session of the Ogun state youth convention with the theme Ogun Youths: Exploring New Frontiers lamented the loss of potential investors due to the problems of herdsmen and smugglers in the state.
Reacting to the statement of one of the speakers on agriculture, Mosunmola Umoru, also an investor who had left because of the challenges, he avowed that he was aware of the problem and would do all that necessary to protect investors in the state.
Earlier, Umoru had advised the youths to be take advantage of their vigor and maximize opportunities in the agricultural sector. She informed them that there was abundance of resources but they were underutilized.
Also speaking at the event, the Managing Director, Fidel Farms, Bamidele Okunaiya noted that there was an urgent need for Nigerian youths to take advantage of the resources around them towards securing a future and promoting national development.
Meanwhile, the governor in a communique issued at the end of the two-day convention also enjoined the youths to embrace agriculture, adding that the state government will make land available to interested youth – farmers.