Esther Asoanya
Anambra State may soon increase its exploits in agriculture as the Korean Republic is seeking partnership with the State government in that sector, among other sectors of the state economy.
Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Lee In Tae disclosed the desire when he paid a courtesy visit to the State Deputy Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke at the Government House, Awka.
Part of the partnership will be to further develop the Agriculture sector through Chelsea Farms operating in the State.
Mr. Lee In Tae who noted that they were attracted to assist the state in ensuring more development in the agricultural sector because of the laudable achievements already recorded by the Governor Willie Obiano led government in the sector.
He solicited for the support of the state government and entire Ndi Anambra to enable them realized their vision for the state’s economy.
Responding, Deputy Governor Okeke who commended the group for considering the state for the project, assured that the state government will do the needful to ensure that the state maximally benefits from the group.

Football affected…as NFF shuts all activities

Following COVID-19 pandemic, the Nigeria Football Federation announced the cessation of all forms of football activities in the country for four weeks; at avoid spread of the coronavirus.

According to the country’s supreme football –governing body, the shutdown affects all on-field activities the various National Teams, the Nigeria Professional Football League, the other Leagues, youth football programmes and even street football.

President of the NFF, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick said the cessation will be for four weeks after which the situation will be reviewed in line with events and trends worldwide.

He also advised all members of the football family to observe the various safety precautions and conduct as advised by the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, such as hand-washing, the use of sanitizers and social distancing.

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