2Baba unveils agribusiness project Innobia

2face Idibia

Musician and UNHCR goodwill ambassador 2Baba has formally unveiled Innobia Cooperatives Organisation (Innobia Allied Ltd), an agro-allied business concern with headquarters in Nigeria and branches in Israel and the United Kingdom. 

During a live chat with the chief executive of Nigerian Stock Exchange CEO Oscar Onyema at the virtual ringing of the gong to close the market on Monday, 2Baba stated that the initiative was born out of the desire to key into the government policy of diversification of the economy through agriculture and its ancillary businesses.

“We want to create jobs for our youths and empower our women in order to break the chain of poverty and contribute meaningfully to the economy. Our target is to empower a minimum of 1,000 youths in each of the 36 states and the FCT by the year 2021,” the man born Innocent Idibia said.

He added: “On behalf of the board and management of Innobia, I seek your support and partnership in our bid to achieve the ultimate objective of addressing the issues of food sufficiency and job creation for our people.”

A statement by 2Baba’s manager Efe Omorogbe said the singer began the Innobia operations months ago in partnership with seasoned local and international agribusiness experts.

Mr Omorogbe also said the “pilot project to engage, train and empower 10,000 women and youths in rice and soya beans production is ongoing in Benue State.”