From Jimoh Taofiq Adeniyi, Ilorin
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has reiterated the assurance of his administration to create an enabling environment for businesses to thrive in the State.
He stated this on Thursday when he paid an unscheduled visit to Olam Grains and Cashew Processing Factory at Ogbondoroko in Asa Local Government Area of the State.
The governor who lauded the economic impact the factory offers the people of Kwara State and Nigeria at large, especially in the areas of job opportunity to a minimum of 1,500 people, further assured that government will encourage the expansion of business across the state.
While reacting to the complaints of the Association of Cashew Farmers and dealers, he promised to invite them for an interface at an appropriate time towards addressing their problems.
Earlier, the Plant Manager Olam Cashew Processing factory, Mr. Sajjad Hussein, stated that there are five stages involved in cashew processing and would take up to eight days before the end product is realized.
The Governor used the occasion to commission water project provided by the company for Ogbondoroko community, as part of its corporate social responsibility programme.