Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc is to sustain ongoing expansion agenda, Managing Director, Mr. Graham Heferhas said.
Already, the company has commissioned 11,400 hectare of oil palm plantation covering over 10 communities in Edo State.
In a chat with Journalists, Hefer commended Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki for his commitment to revamp infrastructure in the state.
Hefer said:“I hope to see the Gelegele Seaport and Industrial Park projects completed very quickly. On our part as a company, we are studying how these projects would benefit us in the short and medium terms.”
Meanwhile, based on the State Government’s directive that students from the College of Agriculture, Iguoriakhi be posted to agricultural institutions in the state, he disclosed that about 50 of them have commenced a 3-month internship at the facility of Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc.
He said: “The students will be with us for a period of 3 months. The training commenced Monday, April 23. They will be trained for three months in all aspects of agriculture available here.”
Noting that the training would afford the students the opportunity to learn about diverse areas of the company’s operations, he said, “We are happy to be opening our door to students to undertake their Industrial Training here with us. Obviously, this step is good for us because, through the training, we can identify potential good students in our succession planning so that we will know who is coming through.
“The more these students learn from us the better for the company, as it would help us. With this, we don’t have to rescale them if we need people coming through. Before now, we had Industrial Training (IT) students from Colleges of Agriculture but the partnership for the training of these 50 students is the first on a large scale,” he added.