By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
Nigerians have been advised to invest more in the economy of the country in order to aid government’s effort in preventing crimes in the country.
This assertion was made by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone X1, police command headquarters, Mr Ambrose Ojemundia Aisabor, in Osogbo, capital of Osun state, southwest Nigeria during a courtesy visit to TUNS Farms Nigeria Limited recently.
The AIG remarked that if many Nigerians could have entrepreneurial tendency and invest in agricultural business and other sectors of the economy, it would reduce the rate of unemployment in the country and by extension reduce the numbers of those who take to crime as means of survival.
Addressing newsmen during the visit, Aisabor said: “By virtue of my job, I have been to many places in the country. I know people can unjustifiably take to crime because of unemployment. If many Nigerians could be enterprising and invest in the country economy like TUNS Farms, then problem of unemployment will be reduced. I am calling on all Nigerians who God has blessed to invest greatly in the Nigerian economy”
Speaking further on his impression of TUNS Farms, Aisabor whose zonal command covers Oyo, Ondo, and Osun states said: “This establishment is a model worthy of emulation by other Nigerians that God has blessed. The chairman of the company is advised to keep the flag of the company flying; I am delighted and impressed with what I saw here.”
In his own remark, Asiwaju Tunde Badmus, chairman of the group who doubles as Asiwaju Musulumi of Yorubaland, appreciated the AIG’s visit promising his company’s support for the zonal command.
He disclosed that the Tuns Farm was incorporated about 30 years ago and as at today has generated employment for over 500 people.
Asiwaju added that though the harsh economy environment and high cost of production were discouraging, the company was keeping the flag flying because of the lofty aim of the company to add value to the Nigerian economy.
His words: “I must confess, this has paid off, in recognition of our strides in the area of safe and quality products,aside many endorsements and certification we have received from regulatory bodies and agencies including NAFDAC and Standard Organisation of Nigeria(SON), a “Can Do” award was presented to us by Yum! Restaurant International (YRI). Today,we are among the two international certified companies that supply chicken to KFC which is the number one eatery restaurant in the world.”
He then called on the Federal Government to come up with policy that will make business environment conducive for those in Agriculture business.
The AIG, who was accompanied by three Deputy Commissioners of Police: DCP Omololu, DCP Olalekan Oladipupo and DCP Francis Kumoriti; ACP Ayankola Ojo; DSP Adeagbo Olanrewaju; DSP Ayankola Ojo; ASP Kazeem Ajibola; and ASP Sola Babalola on the facility tour of the company that cut across integrated poultry farm, breeder farm, hatchery, life bird processing and processing plant.