The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, says his administration will partner with a foreign firm in the local production of cotton in the state.
Abiodun, who made this known in his office, when he received members of the Tailors Association of Nigeria (TAN), added that the company would be partnering with the state government in the Special Agro Processing Zone.
The governor disclosed that discussions are currently ongoing on cotton production, declaring that his administration would do all it can to support the industry.
“We are currently partnering with someone who has turned around the production of cotton in one of the West African countries. Within twelve months, he has turned Togo into the second-largest producer of cotton on the continent. This company is partnering with us in Ogun State in our Special Agro Processing Zone, and we have ongoing discussions on cotton production,” he said.
The governor, while noting that the state grows and also has high-quality cotton, said that his administration had released over 1,0000 hectares of land to cotton farmers in the state, the highest done by any administration in the state.