One of the paramount rulers in Oyo state, the Olugbon of Orile-Igbon,Oba Francis Olushola Alao,has explained why he always visit United States of American every four months since he ascended the throne.
Oba Alao said he always visit the United States to meet with the sons and daughters of Orile-Igbon in disapora so as to deliberate on how to turn the town to industrial hub of Oyo state.
The monarch who double as the vice-chairman of Oyo traditional council spoke with newsmen shortly after coming back from the United States.
The First Class monarch added that his visitation to US is to appeal to the descendants of Orile-Igbon in diaspora to come back and invest heavily in agriculture and other sector in the community.
He further said there would be consideration for any of his sons or daughters that want to invest in any business within the community.
Oba also disclosed that the community would give nothing less than 10 acres of land for any of its descendants who plan to invest in agriculture in the community.
He said, “I have reasons for visiting United States every four months since I ascended the throne.
“Am not just going there to play, but to speak with my people in diaspora and let them know the benefits of coming back home to invest.
“Descendants of Orile-Igbon occupy leading positions abroad, just like one of our son is the Best Doctor in America. So, you can imagine if anyone of them come to use their skills here in Nigeria.
“I have been to many states in America and all I have been telling them is to come back home and invest heavily here in the Orile-Igbon, so that we can become the industrial hub of Oyo state.
“I have told them and also promised them 10 acres of land for free for any one of them that wants to invest in Agriculture here in Orile-Igbon.
“We are also providing enabling environment for the people who want to invest in any sector within the community
“The land of Orile-Igbon is one of the best in Africa and we have the best cashew plantation in the whole of Nigeria. I want my subjects to utilize these opportunities to develop the town”
Meanwhile, the monarch visited several states in United States of America and had meeting with about 70 descendents of Orile-Igbon living in diaspora.