Obiano to increase agricultural funding in 2017
Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has disclosed that his administration would give increased financial and logistics support to agro-communities in the State in the New Year to enable them to boost and increase their yields.
He disclosed this yesterday at the Nimo community, Njikoka Council of the state during the 2016 Cultural Festival and Mass Return of the Community.
Obiano noted that Nimo Community has been key to the vegetables export arrangement of the state, and urged farmers in the community to organise themselves in cooperatives so as to access government’s agricultural support packages.
He commended the community for their self-help development efforts, describing it as the way to go in the face of government’s dwindling fortunes. He said the community’s leadership had distinguished itself in effective mobilisation of the people.
The Governor expressed delight that the Christmas celebrations in the State were successful due to the security his administration had entrenched and assured that his government will not renege in the war against criminals.
Earlier, traditional Prime Minister of the town and former Chief Judge of the State, Justice Godwin Ononiba, thanked the Governor for leading in agricultural revolution in the Southeast.
The President-General of the community, Chief Frank Igboka, acknowledged that through the N20 million choose-your-project initiative of the government had brought the people closer to government, adding that they were using the festival to promote unity among their people.