Prince Joe Okojie makes progress AGAIN in Edo State
We were told a story of how the late Onojie of Ugboha was approached for a land on which they could site the factory. When he was briefed about the project the land was needed for, the man took them to his personal palm farm and told them to take possession of it. The old king was asked why he would give up a project that yields him income, the old wise king replied ‘my palm farm feeds me and my family only. What you people want to do will feed an entire generation and project the name of my community to the world.’
Today sitting on the former palm farm is a 75% completed 1000 ton capacity rice mill.
Agrotek was also given land by the ministry of Agric to cultivate rice (they have planted already) and they have a mandate to buy up whatever our local farmers in esan land can produce.
This made us to pay an unscheduled visit to Pemo farms, where they are building their factory at Aviele to cross check what we had on paper! Pemo is one of the 11 companies Hon. Prince Joe Okojie has helped to take off within his 15 month tenure as Commissioner for Agriculture in Edo state!