Uga (Aguata LGA)-Anambra State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Nnamdi Onukwuba has called on the people of Uga to key into the state’s agricultural programmes to improve their livelihood and engage their youths meaningfully.
The commissioner made the call at the Palace of the Traditional Ruler of Uga, Igwe Chudi Ezenwugo, during his inspection visit to Ugosinachi Farms at Uga.
The commissioner informed the traditional ruler that his ministry would require contiguous land for oil palm development and other agricultural purposes.
He maintained that the state government would develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with any donor community, specifying the use and the duration.
Mr Onukwuba assured the traditional ruler that the Ministry of Agriculture would be willing to collaborate with the community to create jobs and empower youths through the agricultural programmes.
Responding, Igwe Chudi Ezenwugo promised to consult other members of the community in order to come up with available lands for agricultural purposes, stressing that the community was noted for yam and cassava farming.
He commended the state Government for the agricultural programmes that had used to create jobs and empower many families.
On arrival at Ugosinachi farms, the commissioner and the ministry’s technical team inspected the 2,500 birds-capacity poultry and piggery.
He commended the management for their foresight and commitment to duty.
A former Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Emeka Ejikeme and the farm manager Mr Jude Uzoenu showed the visiting team the various segments of the farm.
The commissioner was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Mrs Stephanie Keri-Uzo and other technical team members.
Source: Anambra State Government