OWERRI – Col. Lambert Iheanacho (rtd), the South-East zonal Chairman of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), has called for cooperation among members of the association to enable it to achieve its long-term goals. Iheanacho, who made the call at the national executive meeting of the association in Owerri on Friday, charged the members to set targets in their states and work towards achieving them.
He said that getting the larger population of the country involved in agriculture depended on the cooperation of members of the association.
“Nigeria is a well endowed nation, agriculturally and otherwise; unfortunately, the agriculture sector is not properly explored. [eap_ad_1] “Agriculture requires commitment and passion in order to achieve maximum profit; therefore, it falls on us as members of AFAN to come together and boost the agriculture sector of the country.”
He noted that the association had the resources to ensure that the set goals were achieved and therefore, urged the national officers to remain committed to their duties.
He also stressed the need to incorporate rural farmers as doing so would enhance the growth of the association.
Also commenting, the pioneer Chairman of the association, Chief Godfrey Okafor, advised the state representatives to ensure that every farmer was registered with the association to boost AFAN’s membership and enable it to become a viable pressure group.
Okafor also urged the newly elected executives to put aside selfish interests and focus on building the association. (NAN) [eap_ad_4]