The Oyo State Government will partner the Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) in capacity building to meet global standard for exports.
The Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun, said this on Thursday in Ibadan, while hosting the Executive Director of NEPC, Chief Olusegun Awolowo, who paid a courtesy visit to the governor.
Adeosun who received the team on behalf of Gov. Seyi Makinde, informed the NEPC executive director that the government had moved from small scale farming to agri-business.
She said the Makinde led administration had constructed many access roads in the rural areas to make transportation of farm produce to the urban areas and markets easier.
Also speaking, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Economic Affairs, Prof. Musbau Babatunde, said the state government was building processing plants for preservation of farm produce.
Musbau said that the government would create an enabling environment for private businesses to thrive in the state.
He added that the government was currently training some selected women and youths on production of shea-butter.
In his remark, Awolowo urged the state government to partner the commission on its ‘Safe Job, Create Job’ initiative.
He promised that the agency would also collaborate with the state government to modernise border market at Okerete for the benefit of the people of the state. (NAN)