SWITZERLAND, MAY 16, – Outgoing Kaduna State Senator, Shehu Sani has begged Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, to abandon his plans to start large scale cultivation of Marijuana in his state.
He advised the governor to instead and instead, focus on partnering with other states on alternative agricultural initiatives.
Recall that Akeredolu and the Director-General of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA), Mustapha Abdallah had travelled to Thailand to understudy commercial legal Marijuana cultivation.
Akeredolu had boasted that Ondo State is the largest producer of marijuana in Nigeria, a claim corroborated by a 2017 report by Today’s Echo listing six states that produce the substance the most in Nigeria.
“My Brother Akeredolu, Lagos Partnered with Kebbi for Rice, please partner with Niger for Beans, Kaduna for Ginger or partner with Benue for Yam; Please leave this Indian Hemp matter for now, Abeg,” Shehu Sani said on Wednesday, via Twitter.
Shehu Sani, who keeps a long hair also told the presidential candidate of the AAC in the last elections, Omoyele Sowore that his hair does not need marijuana to grow.
During his presidential campaign Sowore had stated that he would embark on commercial production and exportation of marijuana if elected as president.
“My Friend Yele Sowore,my Hair doesn’t need that marijuana to glow, I wish you, Governor Akeredolu and Majek all the best; if you succeed,then you are right.When we meet we shall debate it.”