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Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture officially opened its Agroshop yesterday, 12th February, 2021 at a ceremony held at Ogun State Secretariat in Oke-Mosan.

The Agroshop is a one-stop shop that will serve as an avenue for workers in the Secretariat and others to buy fresh, quality and value added Agricultural products at an affordable price from Ogun State farmers and partners. The Agroshop, donated by an Agricultural partner, Harvestfield Industries Ltd, will also serve as an Agribusiness Information and Linkage Centre, for individuals interested in Agricultural value chain opportunities in the State.

In his remarks, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina reiterated the focus of the present Administration to improve the health and nutritional wellbeing of the teeming Ogun populace, by ensuring the availability of healthy foods to consumers, as part of the State Agricultural Agenda in the area of Nutrition and Nutrition Security in the year 2021.

Dignitaries at the event included Ogun State Head of Service, Alhaja Selimot Ottun; Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture; Acting General Manager, Ogun State Agro Services Corporation; Programme Manager, Ogun State Cassava Revolution Programme; Programme Manager, Ogun State Agricultural Development Programme (OGADEP); Directors in the Ministry of Agriculture; Representatives of Women Leaders, Representatives of Market Women; Representatives of Dapo Abiodun Apex Alliance Sisters; Partners such as HarvestField Industries Ltd, CATO Foods, HarvestPlus and other Agricultural Stakeholders.

Pelumi Emmanuel

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