3,000 Delta women get agric empowerment in Ughelli
As part of efforts aimed at ensuring the sustainability of the Senior Ifeanyi Okowa’s “Prosperity for All Deltans” vision in the state and enhance the drive for food security, over 3,000 women in Ughelli North and South Local Government Areas of the State were recently empowered to go into full scale agricultural production.
The programme with the theme, “Empowering Women Cooks and Farmers against Poverty Through Agriculture.” It was gathered, was at the behest of the Executive Assistant to the State Governor on Beautification, Olorogun Grace Aghoghovbia who was the chief convener of the event.
Speaking at the event, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Festus Ovie Agas, while underscoring the import of agriculture in the contemporary global economic trends, enjoined women in the state to embrace agriculture which he described as the greatest catalyst to overcoming poverty.
Represented by his wife, Kevwe Agas, the SSG noted that the administration of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa is irrevocably committed to its vision of ensuring un-relented Prosperity For All Deltal, but remarked that Deltans have greater role to play in sustaining the vision by becoming hardworking, particularly and in relation to agriculture.
He said Agriculture has over the years proven to be the main stay of any economy and hence, it must be revamped in order to enhance food sufficiency and security and thus, revitalize the nation’s economy.
In her key note address, the Chief convener of the event in the are and Executive Assistant to the state Governor on beautification, Olorogun (Mrs) Grace Aghoghovbia called on women in the state to rise up to the challenge of embracing the current agricultural revolution across the country by coming the major players in that sector.
She said, “The Accelerated Agricultural Practice in the SMART Agenda vision of the Senator Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration is all about food security and wealth creation and we must be major players in this regard because at the rat our population is growing, if we do not abandon idleness, looking for who to give us free money, we would one day start to each other.
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