Investing in Agriculture Can End Our Economic Woes- Gov. Ugwuanyi

Inve2016_11_21_93578sting in Agriculture Can End Our Economic Woes, Says Ugwuanyi
… As Beneficiaries laud World Bank on N2.5m grant
Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has said that the huge
potential inherent in agriculture makes investment in the sector an
economic imperative.

The governor was speaking at the third graduation of trainees from the
Songhai Agricultural Project (CADP) held at Obinofia Ndi Uno, in
Ezeagu Local Government Area.

He noted that the importance of agriculture as a viable economic
activity is underscored by his administration’s interest in commercial
farming, pledging to continue with the Songhai Farm initiative in the
state.

“With the increase in population and the nation’s dwindling oil
revenue occasioned by glut at the international market resulting in
recession, there is an urgent need for every government to embrace
farming as a way out of the doldrums,” said the governor who was
represented at the event by his deputy, Mrs. Cecelia Ezeilo.

Ugwuanyi added that the huge attention farming enjoys in his
administration stems from the vision to make Enugu State
self-sufficient in food production and, also, to attain the capacity
to export to other countries.

The Enugu State commissioner for agriculture, Mr. Mike Eneh, said that
participants have within the training period benefited from a number
of programmes such as aquaculture, cassava multiplication, cashew
cultivation, among other skills.

According to one of the graduands, Mr. Tama Anayo Adolphous, the
training has provided them ample opportunity to be productive. He
thanked Governor Ugwuanyi for his support, adding that the N2.5m grant
from the World Bank to each trainee and the immense support given by
the state government will help them realize their dream to become
agricultural entrepreneurs.

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