- The move by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to start Indian hemp cultivation to generate state revenue has received some heat
- Senator Shehu Sani has said that Akeredolu has a lot of better options in Nigeria especially in the area of food crops
- The senator suggested that the governor should have partnered with Kebbi, Niger and Kaduna for rice, beans and yam respectively
The trip to Thailand by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo to learn how to legally grow cannabis and make revenue for the state has attracted reaction from Senator Shehu Sani (Kaduna central).
On his Twitter page, Shehu Sani slammed the Ondo state governor, saying that he should do away with the endeavour.
The senator suggested that the governor should have chosen to partner with Kebbi state for rice, Niger for beans, Kaduna for ginger or partner with Benue for yam production.
The governor had said that cannabis cultivation will, apart from generate revenue, bring about employment for youths in the state.
Also replying a presidential candidate, Yele Sowore, who said that the senator's hair will benefit from what he is condemning, Shehu Sani said that it is actually of no use to him.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that 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.
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