Ondo State House of Assembly has assured of policies that will enhance industrialisation in the state, describing it as one of the major pillars for sustainable development in the country.
The House Committee on Commerce and industry led by its Chairman, Mr. Rasheed Elegbeleye stated this during an oversight visit to Araromi-Ayesan oil palm PLC, Araromi -Obu in Odigbo local Government Area.
Correspondent Otobot Jim reports that the visit was to ensure the company lives up to the expectations of the government and people.
Mr. Elegbeleye appreciated the founding fathers of the company for the investment of over sixty years which the state is still benefiting from till date.
He also lauded the political will of the present administration in creating an enabling environment for the company to operate.
Other members implored the management of the company to engage vigilantes to help tackle insecurity, while reminding it of its social responsibility to the host community.
Earlier, the General Manager of the company, Olusola Ikumawoyi who reeled out the achievements of the company, said out of the 10,000 hectares of land requested from the State, 3,000 had already been approved, with a promise that the remaining will be approved in no distant time.
Mr. Ikumawoyi appreciated the state government for doing everything possible to industrialize the state, noting that more palm seedlings will soon be planted.
He said despite the shortage of manpower, increased cost of production, double taxation and stealing of fruits, the company is still thriving through deliberate prudent management of the available resources.
The General Manager however sought the support of the committee to aid the company to continue functioning maximally.
The Committee was later conducted round some of the farms and production sections .