Former member of the Old Western Region House of Parliament, Elder John Oladeji Adeyemo, has urged Governor Ibikunle Amosun to harness the potential in local rice production to boost Ogun State’s socio-economic development.
He spoke at a thanksgiving service for his son, Pastor Toyin Abayomi Adeyemo’s elevation to Divisional Overseer of Christ Gospel Mission International, Lagos and Ogun chapter.
He said there were many benefits if the government could shift attention to local rice production, adding that it would be a major factor for the state to get out of recession.
”I want to draw the attention of Governor Amosun to local rice production as it will be a major factor for the state to be out of economic recession.
“Research conducted few years back shows that, demand for local rice intake in a social event is higher than that of the refined rice,” Adeyemo said.
He said the state is blessed with vast land that can boost the production of the local rice variety in high quantity as well as exporting it to other African countries.
Speaking on Amosun’s performance with regards to infrastructural development, Pastor Adeyemo said the governor should focus on developmental drive, saying he should not be distracted.