Ahead of the official commencement and launch of the Special Agro Processing Zone (SAPZ) nationwide, the African Development Bank (AFDB) has honoured the Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun with the Champion/Role Model recognition.
SAPZ is a project of the AFDB set be launched in five states across the country.
Ogun had emerged one of the first phase beneficiary states in a rigorous selection bidding exercise in which 24 states participated.
Delivering a special message on the implementation of the SAPZ, on behalf of the President of the AFDB, Akinwumi Adesina, to Governor Abiodun on Monday, at his office in Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, the Senior Special Adviser on Agro Industrialization to the President of AfBD, Professor Oyebanji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, explained that the visit was to intimate the governor ahead of the official commencement/launch of SAPZ nationwide.
Oyelaran-Oyeyinka added: “The AfBD representative is in the state to deliver a special message on implementation of the SAPZ to the governor as a SAPZ champion in recognition of the state complementary infrastructure support of Road, cargo airport, investment drive and so on, which are supposed to complement AfBD operations in SAPZ in the state”.