In its resolve to provide employment for the unemployed in the state, the Ondo State government has revamped two of its moribund industries, Ifon Ceramic Industry now Golden Ceramic of Ifon and Araromi Ayesan Oil Palm.
The State Commissioner for Information, Kayode Akinmade made the announcement to newsmen on the weekend, during an assessment visit to the Sunshine Cassava Food Processing Factory, Ikoya, Okitipupa local government area of the state with the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry counterpart, Chief Ayo Abiola.
The Information Commissioner said the Araromi Aiyesan Oil Palm is now operational while the Ifon Ceramic was ready to take off, adding that government would continue to strive to ensure that viable industries were put up in the state for the benefit of all, even as he hinted that work was almost completed on the Omotosho power plant, intended to solve the industrial power problem in the state.
Also speaking on the development, his Commerce and Industry counterpart, Chief Abiola said government was determined to bring life back to all the ailing industries in the state in order to provide job opportunities for the people with a view to improving their living standard.
According to him, the Sunshine Cassava Food Processing Factory was meant for all Cassava growing farmers in the area, stressing that the turn around work being carried out on the project was at ninety per cent completion stage.
He posited that the government was interested in sharing ownership right of the place with interested investors who would take over the management of the place to achieve the desired results.
Chief Abiola affirmed that government was no longer interested in controlling majority share in any of its establishments but want investors who will have controlling shares so that no effort of government would kill any industry that the administration revamped even after the incumbent’s tenure.
The commissioner, who portrayed the state as emerging market for industrialisation in Nigeria said the administration was putting up structures that would sustain industrialisation in the state. The factory on completion would enhance the productivity of the people living in the five local government areas such as Okitipupa, Irele, Ilaje, Ese odo and Odigbo.