The industrial climate in the state took on a positive turn with the formal launch of Ondo State International Food PLC (Oil Palm Investors).

The organisation is expected to create vast employment opportunities in the state and reduce the challenging unemployment crisis presently being experienced.

Both direct and indirect employment would take place through direct staff recruitment and retailing and wholesaling of products.

The historic ceremony was held at the International Culture and Event Centre (The Dome) in Akure.

Deputy Governor, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa , represented  Governor Rotimi Akeredolu  at the opening ceremony .

Accompanied by dignitaries,  the Deputy Governor undertook an inspection of mounted exhibition stands.

In attendance were, Secretary to the State Government, Princess Oladunni Odu, Head of Service, Pastor John Adeyemo, Special Adviser to the Governor on Entrepreneurship Development, Mr. Summy Smart Francis, Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Agribusiness, Pastor Akin Olotu.

Also in attendance were the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammed Mahmood Abubakar who was represented by Zonal Director Southwest, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs Oguntuyi Abimbola Omolara,  Chairman, Ondo State Agriculture Commodities Association (OSACA), Mr. Gbenga Obawaye , among others.

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