Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has said that his administration will focus on the legal marijuana market, which will in turn generate several billions of dollars and provide job opportunities for the youths. Akeredolu made this known on his twitter handle in a response to Sahara reporters.
The governor is currently in Thailand with the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah rtd. on a visit for a Programme on Medicinal Cannabis Extract Development.
Our focus now is Medical Marijuana cultivation in controlled plantations under the full supervision of the @ndlea_nigeria. I strongly implore the FG to take this seriously as it is a thriving industry that will create thousands of jobs for our youth & spur Economic Diversification. pic.twitter.com/L2pKhksPl6
— Arakunrin Akeredolu (@RotimiAkeredolu) May 14, 2019
Ondo State is the largest cannabis producer in Nigeria.