Kogi: “We will develop agriculture in Ajaokuta” – Okino

Chairman of Ajaokuta Local Government Area of Kogi state, Aloysius Okino has said that the move to make agriculture the main stay of his people was to add value to their efforts.

The chairman who stated this while presenting cash compensation to some farmers who were displace in Adogo, to give room for the cassava farm and ethanol plant said in future agriculture will become a money spinning business in the area.

He said over N2.3 million was paid as compensation to displaced farmers, while other infrastructures and land clearing was also undertaken by his council to ensure a smooth take-off of the multi-million naira project.

He commended the initiative of the Kogi state governor, Captain Idris Wada for sighting the ethanol company in the area for the utilization of the cassava that will be harvested from the 10 thousand hectares of land.

According to him, in addition to the employment opportunities that the cassava farm and the ethanol company will create, business activities will equally pick up in the area.

“The move will not only generate employment for the indigenes of the area, but business activities will be boosted in the entire Ajaokuta local Government area” he maintained.

The chairman called on the people to be law abiding and shun all negative activities that can cripple development in the area.