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Gov. Ugwuanyi, the man of the people with huge turn out ahead of 2019 election

Thousands of Enugu farmers under the auspices of
the Amalgamated Enugu State Farmers Association on Tuesday
converged on the popular Michael Okpara Square, Enugu with a
firm and unanimous declaration to vote massively for Governor
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi come 2019 general elections. The enthusiastic
farmers said that they were at the Okpara Square to celebrate as
producers of food for the state and beyond as well as appreciate
“the most farmer-friendly governor and pillar of development in
Enugu State, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi”.
Presenting their stance, the Chairman of the association, Mr.
Romanus Eze, in his address on behalf of the farmers, commended
Gov. Ugwuanyi for the tractors and other farming implements his
administration presented to the farmers, stressing that the feat
has gone a long way to increase food production in the state. The
farmers added that the governor’s commitment to the sector and
the existing cordial relationship between them, the state
government and allied agencies have “blossomed to a great
height” and reduced the prices of food items in the market, saying:
“A bag of 50kg Adani Rice now sells at N14,000.00 as against
N18,000.00 before”. The chairman disclosed that they were also
impressed with the governor’s commitment to the wellbeing of the
entire people of the state and his holistic approach to
industrialization and urbanization through his administration’s
rural development policy, provision of road networks, water and
electricity, among other critical infrastructure, thanking him for
“the 44,000 bags of lime given to farmers of Enugu State to
improve our soil fertility”. “Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as Governor
of Enugu State has achieved so much in the past two and half
years, considering the massive infrastructural development,
extension of potable water, electricity including rehabilitation,
equipment and staffing of educational and health institutions
across more than 400 communities in the state. “The presence of
Your Excellency at this occasion is an eloquent testimony of the
high regards he has for the farming population of Enugu State and
clearly showcases your understanding of the fact that farming as
a profession and vocation has the capacity to generate
employment for the teeming population and grow our economy.
Sir, we thank you so much and promise to vote for you come
2019”, the farmers declared. In his remark, the Commissioner for
Agriculture, Hon. Emeka Ede, stated that the rally was to pay a
glowing tribute to the “amiable, indefatigable, unassuming and
robust” governor of the state for the outstanding attention his
administration has given to the agricultural sector, which he said
has “significantly enhanced the interest of our people as
entrepreneurs in agriculture”. Hon. Ede disclosed that Gov.
Ugwuanyi has engineered a new vista for development in the
agricultural sector, through his “resolve to revitalize the once
economic base of the east and create employment for the teeming
populace of our state”. He noted that the Ugwuanyi administration
has remained committed to the numerous agricultural
programmes, such as “APPEALS, AADS, ENUGU RICE PROJECT,
OSE NSUKKA PROJECT, ANCHOR BORROWERS PROGRAMME, OIL
PALM SEEDLING etc, expressing the resolve of his ministry to
implement to the letter, the agenda of the state government on the
sector for food security as well as the return of agriculture as a
foreign revenue earner for the state. Responding, Gov. Ugwuanyi
thanked the farmers for their prayers, solidarity and support for
his administration. While promising the farmers an
“unprecedented” empowerment, the governor reassured them of
his administration’s commitment to the success of their business
in the state.

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