Ogun APM candidate pledges massive investments in crops production

Adekunle Akinlade, the governorship candidate of Allied People’s Movement (APM) has pledged to improve on rice production earlier financed by Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s administration in Ogun state.

He added that there would be a strategic investment in cassava which is a symbol of Allied People’s Movement as part of effort to unlock the entire value chain of the produce through production, storage and processing for both domestic and industrial uses.

It will be recalled that Governor Amosun, the political god father of Akinlade had invested state resources, as governor of All Progressives Congress (APC), in rice production and processing, and has succeeded in providing employment for hundreds of the state residents as well as internally generated revenue.

Akinlade, who led APM governorship campaign rally to the riverine area of the state – Ogun waterside local government area of the state on Tuesday, declared that APM would be strong supporter and financier of agriculture and agribusiness which the state is known for, saying the party is out to help fight food insecurity in the state.

While leading thousands of party faithful to places such as Ode-Omi, Makun Omi, Irokun in Ogun waterside, Akinlade said that APM would continue “the mission to rebuild” started by Governor Amosun by investing massively in rice and cassava production, processing and storage in order to economic add value to the produce.

The APM candidate however promised to acquire needed farm implements and equipment that will fasten and facilitate huge investments as well as harvests of such investments in that direction in first 100 days of his administration, saying the party would guarantee bountiful harvests of both food and cash crops for people of the state.



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