(AGENDAWATCHDOG) As part of efforts to boost the processing and exportation of cashew nuts by Ogun State, the government of Prince Dapo Abiodun has revived its cashew processing plant at Imasayi by partnering with an indigenous agro-allied processing company, J22 Concerns Limited, Kajola.
The State Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Kikelomo Longe, represented by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olu Ola Aikulola, who presented the letter of award to the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. Yinka Akintola, at the Palace of the Olu of Imasayi, Imasayi, Yewa North Local Government Area of the state said the present administration decided to operationalise the plant which has been unused since 2018 to enhance the socio-economic development of the people.
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Longe called on relevant stakeholders and the people of Imasayi to support the investor in enhancing cashew nut value chain through increased production of cashew nuts and sale for processing instead of selling them raw, assuring that the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration remains committed to making Ogun State investors’ prefererred choice of destination as well as promoting policies such as the Public-Private-Partnership which would lead to the development of the agricultural value chain.
PROJECTED IMPACT: The refurbished cashew processing plant at Imasayi will boost the cashew value chain and bring about development for the people, create job opportunities, diversify the economy and lead to improvement in the people’s standard of living.