The Ondo State Government has now said they are ready and committed for the Indian Hemp Business.
In May 2019 Authentic News Giant learnt that the Governor of Ondo Rotimi Akeredolu has disclosed plans by the state government to grow marijuana, also known as Indian hemp or cannabis, for medicinal and economic reasons.
The Governor keen interest was made know on Monday by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Donald Ojogo while featuring on a breakfast programme on Channels Television.
According to the commissioner, Ondo State is still very much interested in tapping into the Indian Hemp multi-billion dollar industry for economic benefits.
He added that the socioeconomic aspect of the plant which is currently illegal in the country should be overlooked, stressing that the medicinal business aspect of it must be given consideration.
Ojogo maintained that other African countries have started mining huge profits from the export of marijuana which he advised that the country must not be left out.
Akeredolu who spoke during his trip to Thailand alongside the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Rtd. Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah for Medicinal Cannabis Extract Development Program had stated that the multi-billion dollar industry if harnessed, will help to create thousands of jobs for youths.
However, the governor’s stance on marijuana had generated varying reactions from various quarters.