New OYSADA Headquarters: A Lifeline For Oyo’s Food Basket – Governor Seyi Makinde

For Immediate Release 
Ibadan, May 31, 2021.

The new Oyo State Agribusiness Development Agency headquarters will provide a much-needed lifeline for the state’s food basket in Oke-Ogun, the Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has said.

Speaking at the commissioning ceremony for OYSADA’s new permanent base on Monday, Governor Makinde said his administration had faithfully filled its promise to regenerate the economy through agribusiness and ensuring a befitting operational base for OYSADA will further that objective.

Governor Makinde described the newly-commissioned OYSADA complex as the hub for all agribusiness transactions in the state. He observed that the development will facilitate support for agribusiness in Oyo state’s food basket as well as drive investment and spur economic growth in the wider area.

“With this commissioning, we are taking another giant leap towards the development and opening of this area,” Governor Makinde said.

“All the former staff of OYSADEP that were moved to OYSADA have now relocated to Saki. This facility will now become the seat where all agribusiness transactions will be made.

“The staff are now closer to the people that need them. This will have a multiplier effect on the economic activities in this zone.”

The state-of-the-art office complex was reconstructed from the moribund facilities of the defunct Oyo State Agricultural Development Project (OYSADEP) and will now become the permanent offices of OYSADA.

Since its establishment in April 2020, OYSADA has lacked a permanent structure to run its activities, operating temporarily out of Ibadan.

Following the flagging off ceremony to renovate, expand and remodel the former OYSADEP headquarters to a permanent base for OYSADA in June 2020, construction work started that June and lasted 10 months.

The remodelled facility now houses a Governor’s Lodge and more offices including brand new Human Resources and Admin buildings.