Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State has said that there was no going back on his government’s ambition to make the state the leading producer of agricultural products in the Nigeria, stressing that no effort would be spared to ensure that the objective was achieved.
The Governor who stated this while commissioning a multi-million naira electricity (500 KVA transformer) project at the Adarice farm settlement, Adani in the Uzo Uwani local government of the state, said the project was part of the government’s design to make the settlement self-sufficient and completely focused on agricultural and agro-allied purposes.
Noting that enormous potentials abound in the Agricultural culture, the Governor who was represented at the occasion by the Commissioner for Rural Development, Dr Eric Oluedo, said the government was already implementing a master plan to ensure that the state not only became an exporter of many cash crops but that the agric sector offered the greater number of employment opportunities to her teeming youths.
He said the occasion also marked the first anniversary of the government’s collaboration with the Songhai Institute Benin Republic, for the development of twenty one “Green Rural Cities in Enugu state saying that the successful take-off of the Adani green village within so short a time was a testimony to the state’s commitment to the initiative.
The Governor promised to ensure that all vital roads and other infrastructure needed to ensure the all round success of the village would be completed in the next six months adding that another batch of young graduates in the state is about to be sent for intensive training in agricultural and allied disciplines at the Songhai Institute.
“We have laid out our vision for Agriculture and we have made clear our ambition to surpass all others in this sector and we are going about it with undiluted vigour and resolve and we are sparing nothing to get there”, he said.
The ceremony was witnessed by prominent indigenes and community leaders in Uzo Uwani local government including traditional rulers and top government officials all of whom commended the Governor for his commitment to the development of rural communities in the state particularly in their locality.