By G9ija

ODU’A Investment Company Ltd’s on-going Cassava Cultivation & Processing Project at Imeko, Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of Ogun State, is set to experience a ûllip, as the Ogun State Government has pledged to support the project.

This was made known when the Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina, alongside the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Dotun Sorunke and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Agribusiness, Mrs. Eva Adelaja, visited the cassava plantation.

The team from Ogun State was impressed that since the operations began in late June, 220 hectares had been cleared and 86 hectares were planted at the time of the visit.

The commissioner said in three months, the cassava plantation looked very healthy and the project was already having social impact with the engagement of 35 youths, who are indigenes of the host community.

The Group Managing Director/CEO of Odu’a Investment Company Limited (OICL), Mr. Adewale Raji, said the mandate is to clear and plant 1,200 hectares of cassava in 13 months, adding that the goal is to establish combined processing plants of 100 tons per day fresh cassava value addition into high quality cassava flour and high quality food grade starch.