ANAMBRA STATE SETS UP “UGBO AZU-UNO” COMMITTEE
Governor, Chief Willie Obiano of Anambra State has set up a committee to mobilize Ndi-Anambra towards aggressive cultivation of vegetables and economic plants in their homes,
The committee has Chief of Staff to the Governor, Primus Odili, as its Chairman, while Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Nnamdi Onukwuba, Mr. C. Don Adinuba, Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, and Chief Uche Nworah, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the ABS, as members.
Other members of the Committee include the Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, Mr. Afam Mbanefo, the Executive Secretary, Anambra State Health Insurance Agency, ASHIA, and Special Adviser to the Governor on Health, Simeon Onyemaechi, , as well as the Managing Director, Anambra Fire Service, Air vice Marshal Ben Chiobi.
At its inaugural meeting held at the Government House, Awka. the Chairman, Mr. Odili, called on Ndi-Anambra to go back to “ugbo azu-uno” as a way of cushioning post Covid-19 effects, adding that cultivation of vegetables and economic plants generates over twelve billion naira annually.
The Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Onukwuba, explained that farm inputs were recently distributed to farmers across the State so as to achieve surplus harvest, adding that “ugbo azu-uno”
will save money for individuals and families, as the Covid-19 pandemic
has taken tolls on the people and the nation’s economy.
He encouraged Ndi Anambra to continue to adhere to preventive measures against COVID-19 pandemic to remain free and safe and encouraged them to contact the state Ministry of Agriculture if in need of assistance via 08033022182, 08036679473, or 08037725172
In their separate speeches, the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C-Don Adinuba, Executive Secretary, Anambra state Health Insurance Agency, ASHIA, Mr. Simeon Onyemaechi and the Managing Director, Anambra state Fire Service, Retired Air Vice Marshal Ben Chiobi advised the people to replace uneconomic trees with economic ones, avoid total interlocking of their compounds, desist from over consumption of western foods and go back to local foods and vegetables as they contain nutrients that can help to fight diseases.