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Obiano’s award on agric revolution well deserved – Atogu

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Managing Director, Anambra State Leisure Parks and Street Beautification Agency, Ify Atogu, has expressed happiness over the   ‘2018 Agricultural Revolution Network Merit Award’ given  to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State by President Muhammed Buhari.

Lady Atogu, in a press statement in Awka said the award to an APGA governor is a clear indication of how far the agric revolution conceived and introduced by the Obiano administration has gone, and the effectiveness of the revolution in revamping the agric sector in Anambra State.

She observed that since the exit of former Eastern Region Premier, Late Dr. Michael Okpara’s agricultural programme, which involved plantations and farm settlements, no real effort has been made to resuscitate this all important sector until Governor Obiano came on board.

According her, Governor Obiano and his team saw the agric potentials of Anambra State, worked together, took positive measures and made huge investments in the sector, knowing full well that much benefit will be accruable from it.

She noted that it was this robust agric programme that made it possible for Anambra to export those products like vegetables such as ugu, onugbu, yams, tomatos and yams and earn scarce foreign exchange, ensure food security and boost employment.

She posited that it was this turn around in this sector and its great value chains that attracted the president’s award to Governor Obiano and stated that the honour is not for Anambra alone but for the entire South East and those Chief Executives that believe in hard work and prudent management of scarce resources.

While commending the governor for bagging this award, Atogu described the award from President Buhari as a wakeup call to other state chief executives to borrow a leaf from Governor Obiano, work hard in the agric sector to better tap the great agricultural potentials God bestowed on Nigeria and export the products than import them, stressing that the foreign exchange derivable from these exports are enormous.

She then enjoined ndi Anambra to give maximum support to this government which means well to them, and pledge unalloyed loyalty of the management and staff of he agency to the administration just as she predicted a bright future for the state.

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