29
Oct

Delegates from the Edo State Government Visit Nosak Group

 

L-R Thomas Oloriegbe, Group Chief Operating Officer, Nosak Group; Oluwole Iyamu SAN, Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice; Osarodion Ogie Esq, The Secretary to the State Government, Edo State; Mrs. Uyi. J Oduwa-Malaka, Principal Private Secretary To the Governor, Government House; Dr Toni Ogunbor, Nosak Group; Arch. Frank Evbuomwan, Managing Director Edo State Geographic Information Service (EDOGIS)

As part of the framework for developing a new level of relationship between Edo State Government and Nosak Group, a delegation of senior officials of the Edo State Government paid a visit to the offices and facilities of Nosak Group in Lagos on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The delegation was led by Barrister Osarodion Ogie, the Secretary to the State Government.

The delegation was received by the Chairman of Nosak Group, Dr Toni Ogunbor, in the company of other senior officials of the Group.  The visit provided the opportunity for the Edo State Government to have a first-hand understanding of the activities of Nosak Group as a first step in the design of the framework for the State Government’s intervention and support for the Group in the state.

The delegates included; Mr Osarodion Ogie Esq, The Secretary to the State Government, Edo State, Mrs Uyi. J Oduwa-Malaka, the Principal Private Secretary To the Governor, Government House, Arch. Frank Evbuomwan, the Managing Director Edo State Geographic Information Service (EDOGIS) and Mr Oluwole Iyamu SAN, the Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice.

The SSG and the MD, EDOGIS, who spoke on behalf of the delegation promised to follow up on all the requests made by the Group so as to facilitate the quick commencement of all the projects planned (by the Group) for the state. Among others, they particularly committed to ensuring that:

  1. The requests for the Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) for all the lands being earmarked for the project are processed speedily so that the Certificates are obtained within 60 days of application.
  2. The necessary infrastructure that will enable smooth take-off of all the projects is provided in the respective locations.

The Chairman of Nosak Group on behalf of the management expressed his gratitude to the Governor of the State for all the support provided the Group so far and restated his desire to replicate the Nosak model (presently in Lagos) in Edo State by investing massively in agriculture:

CompanyProjectCommunitiesLand AreaAmount to be Invested (N)Jobs to be Created (Direct & Indirect)
Saturn Farms LimitedOil Palm PlantationOrhionmwon6,000 HectaresN2 billion1,500
Premier Farms LimitedCassava PlantationUhi, Erhiorhibo & Obagie10,000 HectaresN3 billion2,500
Nosak Farm Produce LimitedOil Palm PlantationIgieduma, Otofure & Obagie7,500 HectaresN3 billion2,000

Nosak Group currently comprises eleven independent operating companies, represented in key sectors of the Nigerian economy. The Group provides direct employment to over 400 Nigerians and indirect employment to another 1,000 people, such as contractors, suppliers, vendors etc. The Group is presently serving the Nigerian market and already exporting to some countries within the sub-region (Ghana, the Cameroon, and Togo) with the African region as the destination in the next phase of growth.