GOVERNOR Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has embarked on a10-day business trip to Brazil, United States and Canada.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Yinka Oyebode, in Ado-Ekiti said the visit was at the instance of the governors of Minas Gerais, Brazil; Maryland, U.S.A; and Manitoba, Canada.
It said the visit was aimed at exploring areas of cooperation with the affected states as well as educate foreign investors on the rich agricultural potential of Ekiti State.
The statement said Fayemi was being accompanied by his wife, Bisi, the Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Mr Remi Bodurin, and the Commissioner for Integration and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Mr Biodun Oyebanji.
During his stay in Brazil, particularly in the state of Minas Gerais, the governor is expected to visit the world famous Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA).
The statement explained that Fayemi's visit to EMBRAPA was to enable him have an insight into how to facilitate the sustainable development of the state's agricultural sector through transfer of appropriate technology.
He is also expected to hold interactive sessions with the business community and chambers of commerce with a view to drawing their attention to the rich agricultural potential of the state.
The statement added that before departing Brazil for U.S.A on Oct. 5, Fayemi would hold
discussions with the Congress and Governor of Minas Gerais and sign an agreement on areas of cooperation between the two states.
While in Maryland, .U.S.A, the governor will hold talks with Gov. Martin O'maley on areas of mutual benefit to both states.
The last leg of the visit, the statement said, would take Fayemi to the state of Manitoba, Canada on Oct. 9 where he would hold discussion with the government of the state on areas of mutual benefit to the two states, with emphasis on tertiary educational assistance, commerce, agriculture, trade and inter-governmental relations. The governor is due back in the country on Oct. 11, via United Kingdom.