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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

OGBC plans to diversify into agriculture

Anthony Nwakaegho/NaijaAgroNet

The Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC) has planned to diversify its operations by going into cassava production to generate more revenue.

The General Manager of OGBC, Mr Tunde Awolana Abeokuta made this known while playing host to members of Ogun House of Assembly Committee on Information, Culture and Tourism during their oversight visit, NaijaAgroNet reports.

NaijaAgroNet learnt from Awolana that the corporation had about 25 acres of land at Ijebu-Itele in the Odogbolu Local Government Area of the state which it wants to turn into cassava plantation so that the Internally-Generated Revenue (IGR) of the corporation can improve.

``We already have a building we want to turn into cassava processing factory, where we can extract starch and do some garri and repackage them in a very attractive way. So, we are talking of a cassava revolution and talking with some packaging companies that can do the business with us. We are soliciting for fund allocation in this regard." he said.

The House of Assembly Committee Chairman, Mr Olayiwola Ojodu said the visit was to ascertain the extent of progress made so far by the corporation and assured it of the House of Assembly support to ensure that its situation improved.

*with additional report from NAN

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