Ikpeazu to position Abia as South-East food hub

Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has pledged that his administration was committed to positioning Abia State as the main food hub of the South East.

He said this on Friday during a meeting with a delegation of the National Agricultural Land Development Agency (NALDA).

Ikpeazu assured that he was ready to contribute to the success of the Federal Government’s ‘Back to Farm’ programme, and had begun by constructing cottage industries across 17 LGAs in the state.

He also said he was committed to revitalising the agricultural value chain in the state, especially the the state-owned Ogwe Golden Chicken in Ukwa -West Local Government Area.

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Reacting to the development, NALDA Executive Secretary, Prince Paul Ikonne said the agency was willing to support anyone willing to partner with anyone ready to make lands available for farming.

He said, “We have lands that are not put into use so we are urging Abians and Nigerians at large to make these lands available. NALDA will provide you with the necessary support.

“We will prepare the land, provide the inputs, train the farmers, and provide other technical support and this will help cut unemployment and insecurity will be tackled.”

By: Daniel Ojukwu


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