Allied Atlantic Distilleries, an international agro-allied firm has entered into partnership with the Oyo State Government to enhance agricultural production in the state.
Speaking about the partnership Tuesday in Otu, while receiving the state government delegation led by Mr. Isaac Omodewu, the state Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, and a team of Allied Atlantic Distilleries Ltd, which came to finalise the agreement with the host community, the Caretaker Chairman of Itesiwaju Local Government Area, Hon. Adeniyi Adeagbo, explained that the Abiola Ajimobi-led administration struck a deal with the foreign company to industrialise the state and his council is fortunate to be the first beneficiary.
According to him, “by the time the firm commences operation, the council will not be only industrialised but our people will be gainfully employed”.
The Council Boss further lauded Governor Ajimobi for his determination to improve agriculture and industrialise the state, assuring that the council will leave no stone unturned to ensure a hitch-free and successful operation of the investor.
On his part, the representative of the investing company, Mr. Rajashekarr, who also expressed delight in partnering with the government, however vowed that they will not fail in fulfilling their corporate social responsibilities to the host community, Otu.
Allied Atlantic Distilleries is an international agro – allied firm specialise in cassava cultivation to produce Ethanol, Starch and other cassava – related goods.
The meeting, also had in attendance, the Permanent Secretary, Surveyor – General, Directors and some top officials of the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development.
Others are the Special Adviser to the Governor on Food Security, Mrs Shadipe, Oniro of Otu, Oba Sunday Adepoju, who led the community chiefs, landowners and other stakeholders to the meeting.
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