The Ogun government says it has trained stakeholders on developed toolkits for the Implementation of Framework for Responsible and Inclusive Land Intensive Agriculture (FRILIA) Principles in the state .
Declaring the training open in Abeokuta, the Permanent Secretary , Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Samuel Adeogun, noted that the development of the toolkits was to help in achieving a seamless
implementation of FRILIA.
Adeogun explained that the state remained second state in the nation to adopt the FRILIA principes under the World Bank Supported State Economic Transformation Project OGSTEP.
In his remarks, the FRILIA specialist Mr Oladipupo Sofowora, revealed that the toolkits aimed at simplifying land management, ensuring responsible investment, and promoting community development in the state’s agricultural sector.
Sofowora stated that the state had long been recognised as a strategic hub for attracting agricultural investments, with a focus on crops, aquaculture, livestock and horticulture.
According to him, the stakeholders need to be exposed to the toolkits and templates so that they know what toolkit they can use to engage the government , Communities and investors.
He expressed optimism that the capacity building would enhance smooth take off of the FRILIA principles in Ogun state.
On her part, the OGSTEP Project Coordinator, Mosun Owo-Odusi, represented by the Project Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Dr. Abiodun Adeeko, emphasised that the capacity-building initiative aimed at engaging all critical stakeholders.
Owo-Odunsi stressed that FRILIA seeks to involve everyone in the agricultural investment process, leaving no one behind
Participants at the 3 day capacity building included Permanent Secretaries at the Ministries of Justice, Industries Trade and Investment, Local Government and Chieftaincy, Environment, Rural Development, Community Development and Cooperatives and the Bureau of Lands and Survey among others