The process of resuscitating and transforming the Fashola farms, Oyo; and International Cattle and produce Market, Ogbomoso, has commenced.
This, according to the Oyo State Government, is aimed at transforming them into viable ventures for the state’s economy.
Reaffirming the readiness of the state government to partner with private investors/organizations to revive its moribund industries, commissioner for agriculture, natural resources and rural development, Mr. Oyewole Oyewumi, who spoke at the opening of the bids on the transformation of the two projects assured that government properties and assets will be adequately utilized.
According to him, “The essence of partnering with private agro-companies is to ensure that government existing farms serve its purposes which include increase in food production, employment generation, training centres for self-development amongst others.”
He revealed that five bids were received from agro-companies who intend to partner with the state government on transforming Fashola Farms and two were received for the international Cattle and Produce Market, Ogbomoso.
He assured that the government will continue to provide enabling environment for would-be investors, adding that necessary support would be given to enable them have successful businesses.
The Commissioner appealed to the seven man bid technical review committee led by the Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Adegbite Adegunwa to carry out the assignment given to them accordingly and present the recommendations in two weeks.