NARPPMAN Presents Crocodile to Obasanjo, Seeks Efforts to Develop Rubber Industry
The National Rubber Producers, Processors, and Marketing Association of Nigeria (NARPPMAN) South West has presented a life crocodile to former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Members of the association presented the gift to him shortly after a closed-door meeting with Obasanjo at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Speaking to newsmen, the Osun State Chairman, Evangelist Oluwatosin Jeremiah told newsmen that the association had visited the former President to seek his help on the challenges facing the rubber industry in Nigeria. He identified funding and land as the major challenges in the industry.
The Chairman explained that due to the six years gestation period of rubber many commercial banks are ready to give financial, thereby making funding a heavy task. The former President immediately handed over the crocodile to Oluwadamilare Ajayi who is the Wildlife Curator at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Wildlife park.
Ajayi applauded the association's gesture and called on stakeholders to help in the preservation and conservation of the wildlife for the future generation.