Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Akeredolu On The Journey Of Creating Economic Opportunities For Ondo State Youth; Rushes to Thailand to learn how to grow marijuana

Arakunrin Rotimi Akerdolu is presently in Thailand with the NDLEA Boss Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah to learn how to grow cannabis.

"We all know that Ondo State is the hot bed of cannabis cultivation in Nigeria. We know how to grow it and it thrives well in the Sunshine State. With an estimated value of $145 Billion in 2025, we would be shortchanging ourselves if we failed t tap into the Legal Marijuana Market.

"We are here to study how cannabis can be of more advantage to the state and Nigeria at large just the way Thai Government has done.

"Our focus now is Medical Marijuana cultivation in controlled plantations under the full supervision of the

"I strongly implore the FG to take this seriously as it is a thriving industry that will create 1000's of Jobs for our youth & spur Economic Diversification.'. Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu tweeted.

Ondo State, still on the journey of creating economic opportunities for the youth.

The Ondo State government and the NDLEA are using the visit to access Thailand materials and best practises with the possibility of replicating them in Nigeria.

Governor Akeredolu appreciated the Thai govt. and said Ondo State is known as the LARGEST in the planting of cannabis.

The program is aimed at building capacity and researching the modality of licensing for planting and extracting cannabis oil in Nigeria as well as exploiting its  commercial potential with focus on Ondo State.

Akeredolu and Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah rtd. are on a visit to Thailand for a Program on Medicinal Canabis Extract Development.


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