A newly elected Governor in Nigeria’s Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, says his administration will invite Zimbabweans to invest in the state agriculture sector because they are “very good farmers”.
He disclosed this in an interview with Channels TV on Monday, a day after he was declared winner of the July 16 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“To generate IGR, we will invest in agriculture. It is going to be our priority because we have fertile land in Osun State.
“Anything can grow in Osun State, even lemon. Lemon can grow here in Nigeria. You know that Zimbabweans are hardworking and good at farming. We will invite them to come invest here.
“So agriculture is going to be one of our agenda to improve our economy,” Adeleke said, according to a report by the Nigerian Gazette.
Adeleke emerged winner of Osun’s governorship election, defeating incumbent Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress.
The governor-elect polled 403,371 votes to unseat Oyetola who scored 375,027 votes.