THE governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has reiterated his promise to hand down the state to future generations as the food basket of southern Nigeria.
Ajimobi made the remark on Thursday at the maiden convocation and 10th anniversary of the Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igboora, where he, alongside former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, who was represented by the Executive Director, Obasanjo Farms, Dr Jamiu Akinyemi; Chief Executive Officer of BOVAS Petroleum, Mrs B. A. Samson; Chief Executive Officer of Owotutu Petroleum, Alhaji Fasasi Adesope and Alhaji Rahman Alayande of Dangote Sugar Company, received the institution’s Distinguished Fellowship Award.
Governor Ajimobi, represented by his Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela, said although the state was being daunted by the current economic challenges in the country, he believed that with the support of all stakeholders, things would get better.
He urged the graduating students to participate in the state’s agricultural initiative and deploy the vocational and entrepreneurial skills they acquired in college to assist the government in creating jobs.