Achieving Results in Agric Seedlings Distribution: Anambra Agric Commissioner, Ifejiofor, Encourages Beneficiaries
The palm oil and coconut seedlings being provided by Governor Chukwuma Soludo can not translate to economic development and growth until beneficiaries play expected role of planting, caring and nurturing them to yield dividends.
Speaking with ABS in Umunze, Orumba South Local Government Area, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Foster Ifejiofor explained that if all the seedlings are well taken care of, they will help the State’s GDP grow to about 160 billion naira in 3 years, and will increase by 20 percent every year.
Dr. Ifejiofor further explained that the agric revolution programme represents economic security for the state, and called on farmers to ensure that the Governor’s aim is achieved by playing their parts faithfully.
Distributing the palm oil and coconut seedlings in Oraeri, before the traditional ruler, Igwe Emmanuel Nriagu, and the President General, Evangelist Alex Agudosi, the Supervisory Councilor for Agriculture, Aguata LGA, Honourable Chukwuma Ezeokoye, emphasized that the Governor Soludo’s agric revolution programme is aimed at uplifting the poor.
He promised to provide technical assistance to the beneficiaries to ensure that the programme yields desired dividends.
On behalf of the beneficiaries, Mr. Chinedu Nnajiofor and Mrs Regina Nriekwe, who promised to play own parts to achieve the Governor’s aim, thanked Governor Soludo for the gesture, and asked for more intervention in other critical infrastructure.