Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he felt fulfilled, in being able to have over 6,000 employees in his farms Obasanjo Farms Nigeria Limited.
said the number of jobs he has created through his farms, far
out-weighed that of the multi-national oil companies operating in the
The former president, dropped the hint at his Ota Farms during the 30th anniversary celebration of Obasanjo Farms Limited.
noted that the objectives of his farms for the next 20 years, was to
have "consolidation and diversification at home and expansion
The former president expressed hope that when the
farms would be celebrating theirgolden jubilee, they would be in the
commanding height of agricultural production, procesing and distribution
in Nigeria, with substantial in-road in every part of Africa.
I may be then, you as OFN staff, should endeavour to accomplish this
target and this goal. Let us also mark this thirtieth anniversary with
our commitment to the improvement of the environmrent by each of us
planting a commemorative tree.
“Those who will be here twenty and thirty years from today will remember this day with these trees," Obasanjo said.\
Obasanjo Holdings Ltd, Elder Daniel Atsu in his welcome address, said
the decision of the former president to invest in the country, has
created direct employment for over 6,000 men and women.
He noted that Obasanjo has created substantial economic value with his initiatives, experience, skills and leadership.
disclosed that "ultimately, our partnership with Marshall Breeders of
India has produced the first Nigerian broiler, known as Obamarshall, on
March 24, 2007. This breed is fully adapted to the tropical climate
with unparraleled performance statistics".
He said at the end of this year, the farms would commence a process of turning poultry waste into organic fertilizer.