Oil palm revamp: Edo to cultivate 100,000 hectares in 3 years

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Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has reiterated the goal of his administration to cultivate 100,000 hectares of oil palm plantation in the state within the next three years.

The governor said this on Thursday when the members of the Plantation Owners Forum of Nigeria (POFON) visited him in Benin.

He said that he intended to visit Indonesia and Malaysia, as part of efforts to revamp oil palm plantation in the state.

“We are very much endowed and we pride ourselves as one of the leading oil palm producing states in Nigeria, and investors are showing significant interest.

“Our oil palm production is significant in Ovia, Orhiomwon and Uhunwonde local government areas, and we clearly have in excess of 500,000 hectares of land available for oil palm cultivation.

“We have set up a committee that is currently reviewing the land allocation processes in the state and we…

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