Governor Rotimi Akeredolu is in Thailand with the NDLEA boss to learn how to legally grow cannabis and make revenue for Ondo state – Akeredolu says the plan is to ensure that his state cultivates cannabis to help in the health sector – The governor argues that apart from the revenue it would generate, it would also provide employment for thousands of youth The governor of Ondo, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Tuesday, May 14, confirmed that he was in Thailand with Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, the head of the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NLDEA). The trip, Legit.ng learnt, was for the Nigerian team to undergo a study of how to legally grow cannabis for medical purposes. Akeredolu said his vision was to ensure that farming it officially to earn revenue for Ondo state. Akeredolu and Mustapha Abdallah in Thailand for the training
According to the governor, with an estimated $145 billion to be made from the cannabis farming in 2025, Ondo, being the hot bed of its cultivation would be shortchanging itself if it does not partake in the farming. “We all know that Ondo state is the hot bed of cannabis cultivation in Nigeria.
We know how to grow it and it thrives well in the Sunshine state. With an estimated value of $145 billion in 2025, we would be shortchanging ourselves if we failed to tap into the legal marijuana market. Akeredolu speaking in one of the sessions in Tahiland
Rotimi Akeredolu Source: Twitter “Our focus now is medical marijuana cultivation in controlled plantations under the full supervision of the NDLEA,” he said while imploring the federal government to take it seriously as it is a thriving industry that would create thousands of jobs for the country’s youth and spur economic diversification.