Governor Okorocha reiterates determination to boost agricultural produce in Imo.

Governor Rochas Okorocha has reiterated his determination to boost agricultural produce in the state, especially in the communities of the state towards ensuring food sustainability and creation of employment opportunities for Imo people.

Okorocha stated this at the Ikemba Ojukwu Convention Centre, Owerri, while addressing Transition  Committee Chairmen of Local Government Areas, traditional rulers and other stakeholders in Agriculture on how to boost agriculture in various communities across the state through the   help  of a South  African Agricultural experts.

The governor who just returned from an economic trip to  Europe and Asia countries, pointed out that the  communities, LGAs, state and federal government should  put food on the tables of its citizens, noting that without which the  government has  failed in one of  its obligations to the people.

 

The number one  citizen of Imo  State   charged traditional rulers  of various  communities in  the state to procure not less than  5 hectares of land for the commencement of  Agricultural  enhancement programme by the foreigners and  urged them to assist in its total success.

The leader of the  South African Agricultural experts Ms. Brylyne Clitsunge while fielding questions from journalists said that they were in Imo State to assist the  government,  which  according to her indicated interest in boosting Agriculture in Imo State.  Clitsunge pointed out that African  Countries should endeavour to  produce their foods  and not to import from other countries of the  world,  assuring that they will do  their best to boost Agriculture in the State in the nearest future  and commended governor  Okorocha  for his good intention  for the people of the state. She however urged the  people of Imo State,  especially stakeholders in Agriculture to ensure  the success of  the programme in the state.

Among those present  at the occasion were the  SSG, Prof. Anthony Anwuka,  Chief of Staff,  Prince Eze Madumere, Hon. Luke Chukwu and Commissioner for Agric,  Hon. Victoria Ijezie, SSAs, SAs  and  a host of  other prominent  Imolites.

Ebere Uzoukwa
SA Media [Print]
For SSA Media to the Governor
27th March, 2012

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