Osun State Government To Create 2000 Direct Jobs In The Agricultural Sector
The Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has unveiled wave city, the biggest greenhouse facility of its kind in the country, an agricultural real estate facility by Farmkonnect Nigeria.
The governor today unveiled the outstanding agribusiness facility at the project site located at Wasimi local government of Osun state.
The state governor who was represented by the state commissioner for agriculture, Mr. Adedayo Adewole lauded farmkonnect for bringing the agribusiness initiative to the state of Osun, confirming that the greenhouse facilities is one of its kind.
He said that the state is happy to have supported farmkonnect in making this a reality, adding that the establishment of the facility which is a confirmation to the governor promise to support and expand agriculture in the state, will help contribute immensely to the growth of the state’s economy, gainfully provide employment to the youths and also increase food security in Osun and other states within the southwest region and even beyond.
The founder, who doubles as a chief marketing officer of Farm konnect, retired naval commander, Azeez Oluwole explained that wave City is a network of Controlled Farming Agricultural facilities for the production of quality vegetables first for the local market and by extension the international market.
He said wave city which is Situated on a 5Million Square Meters farmland in Wasimi Area of Ayedire Local Government of Osun State, With over One Million Square Meters of greenhouses and net- houses which will run on pure hydroponic systems and other soil or soil-less farming technologies.
He disclosed that facility is planned to produce over 120,000 metric tonnes of fruits and leafy vegetables per annum, adding that the pivot product will not be limited tomatoes, chilies, peppers, garden eggs, cucumbers, lettuce., adding close to two thousand employment opportunities will also be provided when it becomes fully operational.
he said agriculture in recent time have gone pass the way it was practiced in the past, as prospective farmers can now have more yield and even earn huge with the use of smart technology, reiterating that wave city an Agricultural Real Estate will give prospective investors the level playing ground to collaborate towards large scale commercial agriculture, which would otherwise have been impossible for each of the individuals alone.
However, Mr. Azeez appreciated the present administration in the state of Osun led by Governor Gboyega Oyetola for his style of leadership and the massive support given to farmkonnect Nigeria in making Wave city a reality.
In the same vein, he extended his gratitude to the state commissioner for agriculture, Mr. Adedayo Adewole for his open-door policy and his encouragement so far.
Also in attendance is Commissioner for youths and sports Hon Yemi Lawal appreciate farmkonnect for bringing this laudable project to Osun state which will create over 1000 jobs for the indigenes of the state.