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Odu’a Investment to partner Ondo on business opportunities

Group Chairman of Odu’a Investment Company Limited, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru has expressed the company’s readiness to partner with the Ondo State government for more business opportunities in real estate, tourism, hospitality, and agriculture.

Otunba Ashiru stated this during the visit of the Board of Directors of Odua to the governor’s office in Akure, Ondo state capital on Monday.

He implored the State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa to promote the real estate sector owned by the Odu’a group in the state and also appealed to citizens of the state to support and patronise Odua’s various businesses.

The Group chairman, who said the move would further enhance the vision and mission of the founding fathers, commended the Governor for his leadership style and the peace and harmony the state has witnessed.

Responding, the Governor expressed gratitude for the group’s efforts in fostering prosperity over the years, emphasising the importance of top-notch packaging to attract global customers.

The governor specifically expressed interest in the agriculture sector saying that agriculture used to be the country’s primary source of wealth before oil.

He extended his heartfelt thanks to the board of Odu’a for her continuous efforts in sustaining the vision of Odu’a progenitors over the years. “Your dedication and hard work have not gone unnoticed and are greatly appreciated” the Governor said.

On state patronage, the Governor said so far high standard is being maintained and the importance of high-quality packaging is put into consideration, the state will be willing to patronise the conglomerate goods and services.

“By maintaining top-notch standards in this area, you can expand your reach and increase market share internationally while the state will also be willing to patronise your services”

He noted that agricultural business, requires patience and time unlike some other sectors. The returns on agricultural investments are not immediate ‘They depend on various factors, including seasons and growth cycles. Historically, before the discovery and exploitation of oil, agriculture was the main source of wealth for our country. It provided economic stability and food security” He maintained

The Governor emphasised that revitalising and investing in agriculture is essential, as it remains a vital sector with the potential to contribute significantly to our economy once again.”

Earlier the Group Chairman, Otunba Ashiru has introduced Mr Abdulrahman Yinusa  to the Governor as the incoming Group Managing Director/CEO effective from June 2nd, 2024. He takes over from Mr Adewale Raji who retires meritoriously from the service of Odu’a on May 31st, 2024, having spent 10 years as GMD/CEO