By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
The Oyo State government has concluded plan to partner with Thailand in Agriculture and Rural Development.
The State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde disclosed this on Monday while receiving the Thailand delegation on Agric Development led by the Official Counsellor of Royal Thailand Embassy, Urawan Courtland during a courtesy call on him in his office.
The governor who was represented by his deputy, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan reiterated the commitment of his administration to boost agriculture, adding that the state is endowed with arable land and huge agricultural landscape with other resources to transform agriculture in the state.
He assured that the contractual agreement between Thailand and the immediate past administration will not be terminated but be reviewed to meet the current economic reality in the state.
In her address, Official Counselor, Royal Thailand Embassy, Urawan Courtand, expressed willingness to work with the Oyo state Ministry Of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development to achieve a sustainable community model of modern agriculture in the state.
Present at the visit were: Chief of Staff to the Governor, Bisi Ilaka; Permanent Secretary, Ministry Of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development, Mr. Victor Atilola; The Executive Adviser to the Governor on Agri-Business, Dr. Debo Akande; and Director-General, Due Process, Ms. Tara Adefope.