The Ondo State Government says it is collaborating with the World Bank and the Federal Government on its ‘Livestock Productivity and Resilience Project’.
This was disclosed by the State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who was represented by his deputy, Mr. Agboola Ajayi, during a courtesy visit by a delegation of the World Bank team to the governor in Akure on Tuesday.
The governor stated that the aim of the project was to improve the citizen’s standard of living and eliminate unemployment in the state.
“I must commend World Bank in response to releasing grants to states and even offer soft landing, especially in the time when recession was all over the country. I must confess, you have done well for this nation and we must commend you for it. Youth empowerment, FADAMA projects and all you have been doing for us, are wonderful”.
In the same vein, the State’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Gboyega Adefarati, lauded the partnership, saying it would help reduce unemployment in the state.
Team Leader of the World Bank delegation, Mr. Olukayode Taiwo, said World Bank was committed to the resuscitation of the livestock industry.