Niger accords priority to Agric, visits Audu Ogbeh farms.
YAHAYA ZAKKA MINNA
Niger State Government has reiterated it’s continued commitment to give Agriculture all the necessary attention in order to transform the economic fortunes of the State.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane disclosed this when he visited Efugo Farms Limited in Otukpa, Benue State.
Ahmed Matane who visited the Farms on invitation of Chief Audu Innocent Ogbeh, former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and Chief Executive Officer of Efugo Farms, was highly impressed with what he saw at Cashew and Palm Kernel Plantations.
Ahmed Matane called on the people of the State to take interest in commercial agriculture so as to compliment Government effort towards generating employment and revenue.
The SSG stressed the need for the people of the State to channel their energy to the area of agriculture for the socio-economic development and growth of the State.
He called on the youth to shun all forms of criminality and rise to be employers of labour through agriculture with a view to making the State great.
While congratulating the CEO of Efugo Farms for the feat, Ahmed Matane also commended him for embarking on such elaborate venture.
Earlier, the former Minister of Agriculture and CEO of Efugo Farms, Chief Audu Innocent Ogbeh commended the present administration led by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello for showing great interest in promoting agriculture in the State.
The visit of SSG Efugo Farms will afford Niger State the opportunity to tap from the agricultural experience of Chief Audu Ogbeh.
Ahmed Matane had earlier paid a courtesy visit to the reknown musician, Bongos Ikwue at his home in Otukpo, Benue State.
The two by two kilometers of Cashew estate visited by the SSG has about fourteen thousand trees.