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Netherlands Govt Pledges To Consolidate Agribusiness Relationship with Oyo 

The Netherland Government through its Consular General, Michel Deleen has hinted that Netherlands as a country will continue to support the Oyo State government, to boost its economy through agribusiness.

The Netherland Government through its Consular General, Michel Deleen has hinted that Netherlands as a country will continue to support the Oyo State government, to boost its economy through agribusiness.

The Consular General disclosed this during Oyo State-Dutch Collaboration for Economic Development, which was organized by Oyo State Agribusiness Development Agency (OYSADA), to match opportunities in Oyo state with the interest of Dutch in food security, private sector, trade, and investment.

Deleen narrated that the Dutch companies have been in Oyo state for a long term, citing Nigerian Breweries, Dutch Fish Mills and many others as example, adding that they are only trying to consolidate on how Dutch companies together with Oyo state government can support and push further the economic development in the state.

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Director-General of OYSADA, Dr Debo Akande, who represented Governor Seyi Makinde made it known that the event is to turn Oyo state into a modern agricultural hub, with the mission to implement agribusiness investment and projects in the state through public-private and development partners (PPDP) business modus.

“There is no government that can do it alone; we need partners and one of the critical areas of agribusiness is to ensure that we drive the private sector as much as we can at small, medium and large scale levels.

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“And, we also ensure we bring as many resources as we could to the state via the international development organizations, from 2019 till now, we have been able to drive N27 billion private sector investment in agribusiness and have over N40 billion worth of international development funds into agribusiness”. Akande said.

The Permanent Secretary, Oyo State Ministry of Trade, Investment and Cooperatives also remarked that the key takeaway from the meeting was how to leverage the partnership which was aimed at promoting exportation, which had been the desire of market leaders in the state.

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