Gov Amosun
Gov Amosun

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state has explain that for the nation to overcome the present economic challenges, a return to agro-forestry as an effective means of lifting the country’s economic doldrums.
He said, “The way to go if we really want to come out of the economic crisis is through agro-forestry. It will save our environment and provide jobs for our people. If we are going to get it right as a nation, we need to diversify our economy. We are blessed with natural and human resources and the best way to diversify is via agriculture that will lead us to industrialisation.”
Amosun, who spoke recently at a session of environmental experts at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties, COP 21 in Paris, France hailed the global focus on sustainable and eco-friendly development, which the COP 21 represents.
“I am happy and excited about the COP 21 conference because everyone is putting attention on the environment. “ It is so important to us in Ogun State because we have the largest base of industries in Nigeria and, therefore, we need to look into energy sources that are environmental-friendly for the industries,” Amosun said.
He seized the occasion to stress that in Ogun State, the era of uncurbed carbon emissions by companies was over. Amosun said this was necessary due to the long-term effects of such carbon emissions on the livelihoods and health of the people.
The Ogun State governor also called on global investors, who are not yet in Ogun State, to make the Gateway state their destination.
He said Ogun State was a perfect destination for local and foreign investors because it is blessed with human capital, access to major markets in Lagos and the West African sub-region as well as investor-friendly policies.

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