IMO GOVT TO EXPAND RIVER BANKS FOR AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT

IMO GOVT TO EXPAND RIVER BANKS FOR AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT
 Augustine Agwulonu

The Commissioner for Agriculture and National Resources, Honourable Emma Nwaogu has disclosed plans by the Imo State Government to expand and harness the River Banks across the state for massive rice and vegetable production.
The Commissioner who stated this when the Management Board of Agricultural Renaissance Cooperative Society paid him a courtesy visit in his office submitted that agricultural development is key in the Rebuild  Imo project of Governor Emeka Ihedioha led administration He reemphasized the readiness of the government to change agricultural approach from subsistence to mechanized agriculture and assured the group of the preparedness of the ministry to partner with individuals and organizations to promote agricultural development in the state.

He revealed that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has accepted to collaborate with the state government to achieve its vision of opening and harnessing the frontiers of agriculture for food sufficiency and economic development.

In his own remarks, the Board Chairman, Agricultural Renaissance Cooperative Society, Engr. Kelechi Eme stated that their visit was to seek partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture on areas of interest, ranging from advisory services, consultancy on Agric Education and training.

Engr. Eme expressed their determination to support the present administration in reviving the agricultural sector of the state as well as helping provide off-takers to buy excess agro products and save farmers from experiencing loss in times of glut.

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