OBASANJO’S PLANTATION TO EMPLOY OVER 1,000 WORKERS IN BENUE
“I have come for four things, first to see how the farm has started, thank the Governor for his encouragement; thank the community for accepting us and lastly give the workers the way forward.The workers are from this community. The mangoes will start producing between three to four years time. We have about 140 hectares of land for the project.’’
Penpushing further reports that, Obasanjo assured that factories for processing fruits would be built and over a 1,000 people would be employed at completion, noting that the oranges, mangoes and other fruits produced by farmers in the State would not enough be enough to run the factories, hence the need for the plantation.
The Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, who accompanied the former President on the visit, said the State Government was ready to facilitate the enabling environment for investors to invest,pointing out that agriculture remained the only permanent gold mine in the country, stressing that it was even far more than oil.
Penpushing also reports that, Ortom said his administration would support the private sector and promote development and provide employment for the Benue people.