Osun State Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Adedayo Adewole who revealed this in a meeting with the Project Implementation Committee (PIC) in Osogbo, said that the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment would be executing the project in partnership with the Agricultural Traders Welfare Association (ATWA).

In his remark, “The project is a fallout of the economic and investment summit organized by the state government in November 2019 and targeted at boosting the economy of the state.”

According to Adedayo, the project would boost the businesses of fish farmers and marketers across the state, adding that it would also transform the economic narrative of Osun state.

On his part, the representative of the PIC who also doubles as the National President of ATWA, Dr. Joseph Okeke, lauded the state government for promoting the discussion of the economic transformation of the state and Nigeria in general, through agriculture and its value chains.

Okeke added that the project is targeted towards fast-tracking the economic diversification drive of the Federal Government using agriculture. He said that it would create jobs, enhance economic activities and facilitate the exportation of Nigerian agro-commodities.

Project facilitator, Dr. Gabriel Eniola; Chairman, Osun Fish Farmers Association, Tope Ogundipe; and Osun State Commissioner for Lands and Physical Planning, Nathaniel Agunbiade, were among those who inspected the proposed site.