The Edo State Geographic Information Service (EDOGIS) agency on Wednesday presented copies of digitally generated Certificates of Occupancy to investors under the Edo State Oil Palm Programme (ESOPP), on the back of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s agricultural reforms.
Managing Director, EDOGIS, Francis Evbuomwan, while presenting the C of O to the investors in Benin City, reassured that the Obaseki-led administration will continue to provide the enabling environment for businesses to thrive in the state.
Evbuomwan, along with the Lead Consultant, ESOPP, Mr Tunji Awomomo, presented the documents to the Chief Operating Officer, Dufil Prima Foods Plc, Mr Madhukar Khetan, and the representative of Agri Palm Limited, Mr Joseph Umolu, among other oil palm investors in the state.
On his part, Awomomo said the Obaseki-led administration is committed to making the state an investment hub and growing its economy through agriculture.
He added that the Edo State Oil Palm Programme is part of projects by the state government to resuscitate the oil palm sector in the state for global competitiveness, adding that the investment would revolutionalise the sector which will have a spiral effect on other aspects of the economy.
Awomomo further noted that with the commitment of about N69 billion by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in ESOPP, the programme will bolster the growth of the oil palm sector and create a catalytic effect in the food, pharmaceutical, beauty and cosmetics sub-sectors of the state.