Ogun State Government under the administration of Prince Dapo Abiodun has revealed that it has entered into a partnership with the World Bank to facilitate fairness in access to agricultural land in the state.
This was disclosed in a press release from the Ministry of Agriculture, signed by Press Officers, Gbenga Moronfolu and Doyin Ajusebutu.
The State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, disclosed that the partnership under a policy tagged, ‘Framework for Responsible and Inclusive Land-intensive Agricultural Investments’, would ensure equal opportunity for land users, including investors and local communities in the state.
Abiodun, who was represented by the Commissioner for Rural Development, Jamiu Odetoyinbo, said the framework would strengthen the economic value of land acquisition and allocation for agricultural purposes.
He added that the policy was established through Ogun State Economic Transportation Project, a World Bank-assisted project, noting that it was also based on international agreements on responsible land-based investment.
Speaking at the forum in Abeokuta, the Programme Coordinator, OGSTEP, Mrs. Mosunmola Owo-Odunsi, revealed that the policy was formulated to foster fairness for communities, investors, government among other stakeholders involved in land-based agricultural investments.