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Edo Gov Signs Bill Establishing Edo State College of Agriculture Into Law

 

The Executive Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, on Monday, signed the bill establishing the Edo State College of Agriculture and Natural Resources into law.

Gov. Obaseki made it known that the essence of the law was to have three schools of Agriculture that would be training the needed manpower to drive and sustain the ongoing reforms in the agricultural sector in the state.

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State. Photo: Guardian Nigeria
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State. Photo: Guardian Nigeria

“When this government came to board, we said that our emphasis would be on fostering economic growth through our natural resources. For us to take full advantage of the natural resources in the state, we decided to restructure our college of agriculture which will be training middle and high level manpower to sustain the agricultural revolution which we have started, Obaseki stated.

The governor made it known that the three schools had one governance arrangement and that it would partner with private investors in the Edo state, adding that signing of the bill into law shows that work will commence immediately at the three schools.

Presenting the bill to the governor for his assent, the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Frank Okiye, stated that due consideration were made with inputs from the lawmakers and other relevant stakeholders.

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