The MoU, is aimed at establishing nursery facilities, prepare land, plant and maintain a Gmelina Aborea plantation at Afforestation in Omotoso, Okitipupa was signed on behalf of Akeredolu by the Secretary to the State Government, (SSG)Ifedayo Abegunde, while the Chairman, Mr. Yang Jijiang signed on behalf of the Company.
Akeredolu signs MoU with Chinese firm on Afforestation.
By Maxwell Adeleye
The Rotimi Akeredolu led government of Ondo state government and the Wewood Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on reviving the State Afforestation Project.
The SSG explained that the present administration remains committed to reviving and repositioning agricultural sector of the economy.
He said Akeredolu’s government would support individuals, corporate organizations that are willing to promote food production and agro allied activities, especially such that will lead to availability of food and job opportunities for the poeple of the State.
Abegunde, who was excited over the signing of the MoU, pointed out that the company would also go into cultivation and processing of groundnut in large scale and other relevant activities which will further enhance the economy development of the State.
While appreciating the management of the company for their commendable initiative in investing in the state, the goverment’s scribe admonished them not to disappoint the state government and its citizenry.
Speaking with the Managing Director of Klick Konnect Networks, the Consulting firm that facilitated the project, Chief Alex Ajipe said it is a landmark achievement for the Akeredolu’s administration in the area of Climatic change and forest conservation, premised on Private Public Partnership.