Gloria Ogbu

The Governor of Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, has reiterated his administration’s commitment towards the growth and development of the State.

Oyebanji stated that his administration is out to create an enabling environment for investment to thrive in the State.

The Governor, who stated this in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday at a one-day panel review meeting on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of the proposed integrated agricultural project within Iyemero Agricultural Corridor noted the assurance that the project would take cognizance of safety of the environment.

He also commended the team for embarking on the panel review, assuring them that his government would support their activities because it would be in the best interest of the people of Ekiti.

Ouebanji stated that the project would promote rapid development of the state through creation of jobs, improvement in the economy as well as place Ekiti on the national map of producing states in Nigeria.

In his words: “Coming today underscores the importance I attach to this project and because I’m so close to the team, I know that from day one they have placed all safety nets to this project. I’m sure its going to comply with expertise with respect to very good and safe environment for plants and for the inhabitants.

“And I must commend your team for coming to do this panel review and I hope this will be concluded in the shortest possible time. As a government, we will back FMS Farms, we will put our weight behind it because it is in our interest as a state and as a people to get this done.

“I’ve always believed that the road to prosperity is productivity. If the people are productive, the economy will change. One day, money will stop coming from Abuja, that is the truth and every discerning state must start to prepare for it and the road to that is what we are doing today. We have other investors that are coming up, but FMS limited is as at the forefront and we will support them.”

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