The Arole Oduduwa and the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has urged Nigerians to patronize locally made products, insisting that such gesture is required to grow the country’s economy.
The paramount ruler of the Source, Ooni Ogunwusi, made the call on at his Ile Oodua Palace in Ile-Ife, while playing host to management of Titan Multi-business Investment Limited; producers of Titan Rice, who were on a courtesy visit to Africa’s foremost monarch to formally invite him as the Special Guest of Honour at the commissioning of the Titan Farms Corporate Head Office and rice factory, located in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, slated to hold in two months time.
In a statement signed and released by the Director, Media and Public Affairs,Ooni’s Palace, Comrade Moses Olafare, the Ooni, who is the Co-chairman, National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria, commended Titan management for their patriotism and originality, while rendering qualitative services to Nigerians.
The Arole Oduduwa said, “We should commend the management of this great company and other few ones across the country for standing up to the challenges in the competitive market, it is obviously not easy. What I want to encourage our people to do is to patronize this brand and I assure Nigerians that they’ll be proud.”
Speaking earlier in his address, the Founder and the Chief Trader of Titan Multi-business Investment, Mr. Gbenga Eyiolawi, thanked the Ooni for his kind words, affirming his organization’s readiness to uphold its efficient service delivery mechanism.
Eyiolawi said, “Baba, let me use this chance to explain that Titan is an agro-commodity processing and trading outfit, buying farm produce directly from Nigerian farms and processing them with our partner-mills and processing facilities using their high-tech equipments in the Northern part of the country.
“These processed goods are packaged in our brand and sold directly to distributors across South-West Nigeria.
“Pioneer of such goods is our rice brand known as Titan Rice, which is produced and packaged in the North and then sold in the South. We started recently and presently have presence in Oyo, Osun, Ogun and Kwara states.
“We do not compete with existing brands, as we offer something more unique than others, giving priority to our distributors and end users. Titan Rice comes in 50kg, 25kg,10kg and 5kg and we pride ourself in the fact that our rice is stone free, clean, polished and sweet with less starch content.
“We are able to achieve this through diligent and extensive research and development as we have food processing specialists in our team. We are confident to say that Titan Rice is the most affordable “Grade A” Nigerian Rice.
“We also have Titan Vegetable Oil, which is launching into the markets this November. It is going to be of high quality as we only produce and sell premium affordable products.”
Accepting the invitation, Ooni Ogunwusi pledged his readiness to grace the commissioning ceremony as invited.