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Published On: Mon, May 19th, 2014

Osun to resuscitate moribund cocoa industry

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From Suleiman Idris, Lagos

Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has said that the moribund Cocoa Product Industry in Ede would soon become operational .

He spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Community Forum, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye on weekend at a public sensitization programme in Ede on government policies and programmes.

According to him, the government had last year signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese Company for the resuscitation of the industry, saying, “the resuscitation process is now at final stage”.

He said: “The resuscitation process of CPI is almost at the final stage and what this means is that we are bringing the industry back to life fully.

“When it is back to life, it will boost the economy of Ede, its environ and Osun in general and it would create job for our youths.

“This development is a departure from the past, this commitment is for real, he said.

Aregbesola then noted that the on-going resuscitation of the industry was one of the promises made by his administration which has now become a reality.

Calling for the continuous support of the people before, during and after the August 9 governorship election, the governor emphasized that he would continue to encourage investors through his policies and programmes to boost the economy of the state.

The governor re-emphasized the need for the people to ensure the sustenance of the peaceful co-existence in the state, urging that the youths should not allow themselves to be used for security breach.

Speaking at the Forum, the Timi of Edeland, Oba Munirudeen Adesola Lawal used the occasion to drum support for Aregbesola’s administration to ensure success in his developmental policies and programmes.

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