On Monday, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo will flag off the 2021 Oyo Agribusiness Summit, featuring the AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina.
This is contained in a statement issued on Sunday by Peter Eledan, the programme director.
Other dignitaries expected to speak at the event are Nteranya Sanginga, IITA director-general, the Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria, John Donnelly, the French ambassador in Nigeria, Jérôme Pasquier, and his Netherlands counterpart, Harry Van Dijk.
Mr Eledan explained that the governor recognised the importance of agribusiness to grow the state’s economy into a viable and preferred investment destination in the country.
He noted that the state government’s effort was to ensure food security, alleviate poverty, drive inclusive economic development, and generate revenue.
“This summit is aimed at bringing together key actors in the global agribusiness space to showcase their potential for agribusiness investments. The summit will offer prospective investors and stakeholders opportunity of understanding the prospect in agribusiness,” the statement said. “It will also avail them opportunity to identify areas for coordinated public-private investment, particularly the value chain development in the state.”
The summit, scheduled to hold from October 25 to 27, will feature the presentation of awards to individuals and organisations.