Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc has said it is making plans to boost employment in Edo state through the cultivation of 5,000 hectares of oil palm.

Christian J. Malere, the company secretary, stated this in a statement filed at the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Wednesday.

According to Malere, Okomu Oil intensified steps to improve collaborative arrangement with Edo State Government in the Agricultural industry.

Malere explained that the collaboration will be through a partnership with the local communities and indigenous farmers to boost job creation and enhance modern agricultural techniques for an increase in production.

“In line with the spirit of the Edo State Investment Promotion Office (ESIPO), the Company is determined to work with all relevant bodies in the training and support of aspiring youths in a positive and productive direction.

The Company’s involvement in the development of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is geared towards establishing a sustainable oil palm growth and practice,” the statement read in part.