Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has disclosed plans by his administration to have a world-class ranch built in the state through the Public Private Partnership (PPP).
Governor Abiodun disclosed this yesterday when he met a team from Irish Dairy Milk in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.
He said: “We are very excited by the opportunity that the agricultural sector presents. The agricultural sector is one of our biggest pillars.
“For us, we see it as one of our biggest pillars because not only do we believe that through agriculture we can employ our youths, we can guarantee food security. We can also generate revenue.
“At this point in time in this country, there is a lot of discussion on cattle rearing.
“Cattle ranching, for us in Ogun State, besides the fact that we are looking at agriculture as a sector, we are looking at livestock as well.
“So, we are actually looking at how to set up our own ranches to be owned by the Public-Private Partnership (PPP),” he said.
Abiodun said he would be glad if the state could actualise its dream of having a cattle ranch that would support it to continue to serve as market for Lagos State.
“Noting will delight us in this state than to have our ranches, because, even the cattle market that Lagos depends on is right here in our state and we’ve being discussing in the last one week how to ensure that we actually have a proper ranch, properly organised ranch, and an abattoir that will be world-class,” he said.