In a bid to extend meals sufficiency within the nation, Cross River State governor, Benedict Ayade will, on Sunday, launch ‘Ogoja rice, yam flour, cassava flour, beans, tomatoes paste,’ all produced within the state.
Different dignitaries anticipated to attend embody the senator representing Ogoja/Yala Senatorial District, Dr. Rose Oko and Jarigbe Agom, who represents similar constituency however within the Home of Representatives.
Chief Government Officer of Santuscom Agro Hub, Ofana Paul, whereas addressing journalists, on Saturday, in Abuja, additionally appealed to the youths to enter agriculture to eke out a dwelling somewhat than hang around ready for white collar jobs.
“December 23, Governor Ben Ayade, Senator Rose Oko, will launch Ogoja rice, groundnut oil, plantain flour, yam flour, tomatoes paste, cassava flour and beans.
“All these produce are produced regionally at Ogoja. We have now a 150 hectares of rice farm, totally irrigated that runs all yr spherical.
“We have now loads of meals within the nation and even to export to different nations.
“Thoughts you, this authorities is doing quite a bit to encourage younger Nigerians to deploy themselves massively into the agricultural sector.”
Paul, who expressed assured of making over 5,000 jobs if considerably supported by the federal government, additionally known as on related authorities companies to sort out piracy and punish these concerned in re-bagging different folks’s produce.
“We can make use of over 5,000 younger Nigerians with the help of the federal government. “We’re additionally attempting to attract the eye of younger folks to agriculture as a result of farming is now mechanised with tractors and arrows,” he mentioned.