Osinbajo, Sanwo-Olu, Makinde to inaugurate cassava factory in Oyo

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, will today (Friday) host Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos and three other South-West governors, as well as royal and spiritual leaders to inaugurate Rontol Farms and Foods, a cassava processing factory.

The Chairman, Rontol Group of Companies, Mr Adeleye Oyebade, made this known in a statement on Thursday, stating that the event would start at 10am at the Ilora Farm Settlement.

Dignitaries scheduled to attend the event include governors Gboyega Oyetola, Kayode Fayemi, Dapo Abiodun and Rotimi Akeredolu of Osun, Ekiti, Ogun and Ondo states, respectively; the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi; the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi; and Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, among others.

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"The statement noted that the cassava processing plant, with the support of the state government, would “boost high-quality food production for nationwide distribution.”

The statement read in part, “According to the Oyo State Agribusiness Development Agency, Rontol Foods Factory’s cassava processing plant at Ilora has an input capacity of 20 tonnes of cassava tubers for processing daily and it will serve as a major processing centre for smallholder farmers around the location.

The state government is supporting with several infrastructural developments, including power and rural roads.

“Rontol Foods is a subsidiary of Rontol Ventures Limited, offering high quality, healthy, portable and convenient ready-to-cook cassava products.”

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